On top of that Same day Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his staff to increase production “as much as possible” for the rest of this year, the company said. Sent an email Its Fremont, California plant tells its employees to close its Model S and Model X production lines for 18 days from December 24th. Talk about mixed signals.
One step CNBC report Released on Saturday, Tesla offered employees working on those production lines a full week of pay and a few days of paid vacation time. Nonetheless, employees were asked to take unplanned and unpaid five days off, although an e-mail reviewed by the store stated that workers would have “lower pay opportunities” to support other areas of the factory.
It must be said: we live by an epidemic, a Millions of times They have seen their pay cut or their time cut. Tesla herself Reduced pay In the early months of the epidemic, from April to June workers were put on unpaid leave, as well as a few hours of paid workers.
So, unfortunately, it is understandable that production suffers from epidemics, if it really happens. Tesla, for some reason, did not acknowledge the reality of what we live for in the announcement to the staff, to CNBC. Instead, it said workers should “use the opportunity” to relax and spend more time with their families.
“We want you to take advantage of the opportunity to update or spend time with your family, so Tesla will pay you a full week’s pay for the week of January 4th,” the email quoted CNBC as saying. “At this time you will have lower pay opportunities to support some stores or volunteer for distribution.”
Tell me now? If true, this is a confusing way of explaining a product stop. Kismodo approached Tesla on Sunday to confirm CNBC’s report. We will make sure to update this blog if we receive a response. It is worth noting that we do not know if we will receive a response from the company Dissolved its PR team In October.
As you can all see from the email, the stoppage was not mentioned at all by Tesla: it also said that workers can “volunteer” to provide vehicles. Now, don’t fail to offer your workers opportunities to deliver vehicles, especially if the factory is facing a demand crisis, but expecting your workers to deliver vehicles without pay is another matter. It’s not clear if these opportunities are being offered, and that was one of the questions we asked Tesla on Sunday.
What makes this production decision even more confusing is that on the same day, Musk sent an email to all employees asking them to increase production as much as possible for the rest of the quarter.
“We are lucky to have an upper class issue of slightly higher demand than production this quarter,” Musk wrote. “We need to increase production as much as possible in the rest of the quarter to ensure we have the best customer outcome, gain the trust of customers and investors, and keep their confidence and hard-earned money with us. I will only send this note if it is very important. ”
CNBC speculates that the suspension of the Model S and Model X production lines will not apply to the high demand Musk specifies for these cars. This is a recent reference About 50,000 Recall of Model S and Model X cars in China in connection with faulty and unsafe front and rear suspensions in October, as well as warranty extension and repair for older models of both affected vehicles Major system issues November.
In the end, cars have problems. It’s no secret. We live in times of trying. That too is no secret. Sometimes the demand for certain cars decreases. Whatever the reason for stopping production, it is better to be open about it, or at least not pretend that everything is going well and that workers are going to spend more time with their families during the holidays.
Produced by Tesla 145,036 cars In the third quarter, 16,992 of them were Model S and Model X vehicles. It produced 128,044 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.