In an internal statement, Musk said on Tuesday that cuts were mainly focused on white-collar workers and that no production workers were involved. Photo credit: Bloomberg
SAN FRANCISCO – Tesla Inc. just left the company with more than 3,000 employees, the largest layoffs in the company's 15-year history. Some of those who lost their jobs had surprisingly good-bye words to share with the CEO who let them go.
"It's the right thing for the company," wrote Kevin Throop, a sales manager who had been with Tesla since 2014. He responded to a tweet from Elon Musk announcing the termination of 9 percent of the workforce. "I do not regret giving everything I had and adlieu is my last post."
Throop was not the only newly unemployed Tesla worker to cheer on his former boss on Twitter.
It may not be unusual for people who give up a job with mixed feelings about a former employer, the praise emanating from Tesla stands out. They are leaving a company that is on a hibernation line just at a time when the CEO is swearing that the short sellers are being claimed wrong because of their chance of success.
The outpourings on Musk's preferred platform for communication reflect his crusades against Persona and Tesla's overwhelming sense of mission. The company will not be able to achieve its goal – to move the world to clean cars and battery-powered buildings – if it is unable to finish a quarter of a billion dollars a quarter
"The People who thank Elon for the opportunity to work there are authentic, and this is unprecedented, "said Gene Munster, managing partner at venture capital firm Loup Ventures. "One of Tesla's secret weapons is the shared vision of clean energy, as well as the people who believe in Elon Musk and his leadership, which is a unique asset to Tesla."
Throop, whose Twitter handle is @seekevinunrun He began his Tesla career in Southern California, first as a product specialist, then as an owner consultant, and most recently as an Enterprise Sales Manager for the Western United States and Canada. "People need to know that we need Tesla to succeed," he said in response to questions about his message to Musk. "It's the front line in the fight against climate change."
I was fired by Tesla yesterday, and although it hurts, it's the right thing for the company. I do not regret giving everything that I had and in a way to give goodbye is my last contribution. I will cheer on Tesla when I know that I have done my part. Thank you for the many years of remembrance!
– Kevin (@seekevinrun) June 12, 2018
In an internal statement, Musk said on Tuesday that the cutbacks were mainly focused on white-collar workers and that no production workers were involved, "This will increase our ability Production objectives for the model 3 in the coming months. " Tesla has to contend with the production of the electric sedan model 3 in large numbers and still has to reach a 5,000-week target.
Employees Throughout the company, they learn that they will be unleashed this week and reach severance agreements that protect them from Tesla's vilification that could silence more critical voices. And not all of Tesla's former workers and their families were so philosophical or optimistic about the layoffs.
"I am deeply grateful for your many contributions to our mission," wrote Musk, who bought $ 24.9 million worth of stock on Tuesday. "It's very hard to say goodbye."
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