- Tesla has laid off workers who started working at the company months or even weeks ago.
- The offer of a full-time intern was canceled, while the recruit was abandoned after only two weeks.
- One manager said Tesla threatened to cut health insurance if he refused a severance package.
Tesla workers who started their jobs only months or even weeks ago have been laid off, while other offers were pulled as the company began enforcing the cuts announced by Elon Musk in early June.
Insider found a number of posts from Tesla employees who said they had been laid off as part of the cut, while others had had their job offers cancelled.
Paul Brotherton, A Project manager Which had only started in January, he told Insider, “I was very shocked when I was told I was going to quit. Being a manager, I had the impression that my position was secure.”
Asked how Tesla would determine which roles would be cut, he said, “They said layoffs are based on performance reviews but that’s a lie because I’ve only been at Tesla for 5 months and I didn’t yet have specific performance goals or a performance review I asked what metrics they used and they refused. tell me.”
“The process was definitely not fair because I didn’t get the team I asked for.”
Brotherton said the whole process was so cold: “My boss didn’t look at me or shake my hand when I said goodbye.”
He added that “the severance pay was very unfair, because it basically forces you to accept the threat of cutting your medical insurance.”
said Ian Absher, who was part of the recruiting team Tuesday in a LinkedIn post: “Damn, talk about a punch in the gut. Friday afternoon, I was guaranteed a Tesla layoff after just two weeks on the job.”
Robert Belovodskij His job offer as a Manufacturing Controls Development Engineer has been cancelled. He said: “The timing of the situation is also unfortunate as I was scheduled to start in early August.”
At the beginning of June, Musk told Tesla executives to pause all hiring because he had a “very bad feeling” about the economy and needed to cut 10% of the company’s workforce. but, He tweeted it later The number of employees will increase, but the number of paid employees will not.
Mansi Chandrisha started at Tesla in February as a data analyst and Posted on LinkedIn After learning that she had been cut, “I was trying to piece myself together on the news that my position with Tesla had been terminated.”
But, she added, “I’m grateful for the fact that I got the chance to work with a great team.”
Chandrisha said she was urgently seeking a new role before her student visa expired at the end of July.
ex-employees They are suing the company alleging that the electric car maker violated federal law by laying off hundreds of employees at short notice.
The document showed that John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield, who filed the suit, said 500 of their Nevada co-workers lost their jobs around the same time.
Inside I found At least 11 additional workers whose jobs have been cut off. And he is likely to suffer more of the same fate that Musk said at the Qatar Economic Forum last week that the cuts will take effect within the next three months.
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