SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems on as he visits the development website of Tesla’s gigafactory in Gruenheide, close to Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is understood for his spontaneous mass communication, from rants on Twitter to “all people” e-mails he sends to all workers at his electrical car firm.

CNBC has obtained a pair of e-mails Musk despatched to Tesla workers within the first week of October. The first one mentioned listening to music at work with one earbud out to pay attention for safety-related points was OK. The second, harsher e-mail reminded workers there are solely three choices when Musk sends instructions: clarify why he is mistaken, request additional clarification, or execute.

At the time, Tesla had simply introduced file third-quarter deliveries regardless of provide chain pressures, most notably a chip scarcity. It had lastly launched the long-awaited “Full Self-Driving Beta” button, permitting Tesla car homeowners to join pre-release driver help software program to check it on public roads.

And on Oct. 4, the corporate misplaced a giant case in a San Francisco federal courtroom when a jury determined Tesla should pay a former employee, Owen Diaz, about $137 million after he endured a racially hostile work setting throughout his time at Tesla’s automotive plant in Fremont, California.

CNBC has additionally reviewed different emails Musk despatched in current months, together with phrases of encouragement for workers engaged on the corporate’s new manufacturing facility close to Berlin, and agreeing with a bullish analyst name in September suggesting that Tesla inventory can go to $3,000 per share — if the corporate executes nicely.

Here’s what Musk informed workers on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4.

The first one was about music at work.

To: Everybody

From: Elon Musk

Date: Sunday October 3 [time redacted]

Subj. Music within the Factory

Just wished to say that I very a lot assist music within the manufacturing facility, in addition to any little touches that make work extra gratifying.

An affiliate simply despatched me a notice asking if we may have one ear bud for music so the opposite ear can pay attention for safety-related points. That sounds high quality to me.

Also, ambient music from audio system can also be completely cool as long as there may be cheap settlement amongst your colleagues as to the music decisions.

If there are different issues that you simply assume would enhance your day, please let me know. I care very a lot that you simply sit up for coming to work day-after-day!

The second one reminded all people who the boss is.

To: Everybody

From: Elon Musk

Date: Monday October 4 [time redacted]

Subj. Please Note

If an e-mail is shipped from me with express instructions, there are solely three actions allowed by managers.

1. Email me again to clarify why what I mentioned was incorrect. Sometimes, I’m simply plain mistaken!

2. Request additional clarification if what I mentioned was ambiguous.

3. Execute the instructions.

If not one of the above are achieved, that supervisor can be requested to resign instantly.

Thank you,



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