Tesla is a company that cares about its employees, which is why many people are so keen to get work in the company's factories.
In the world at the moment there is an outbreak of coronavirus, because of which people are worried. Yesterday, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk sent out a letter to the staff in which he tried to reassure them. He wrote to them that if they feel bad, or just worry, then they can stay at home and not come to work.
At the same time, Musk is responsible to his customers who are expecting delivery of cars, so he wrote that he would come to work, despite the situation.
We all know that he is qualitatively different from typical CEOs of other companies. In addition to communicating directly with Tesla’s clients on Twitter and listening to their wishes and recommendations, he is the most dedicated employee of his company and the most dedicated CEO among others. He will easily plunge into production hell, while not taking his health into account, and he can sleep right at the factory and not go home for several nights.
It was planned that the Tesla factory in Fremont will continue its operation despite problems with the coronavirus. Workers will have to work while observing the necessary precautions.
"To keep you safe, we will continue to follow social distancing guidelines (6 feet or more between employees). This is what the US CDC recommends and the guidelines we continue to follow as a national critical infrastructure."
At the moment, the situation with whether the Tesla factory in Fremont will be closed remains unclear. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has not yet fully clarified the situation for the facility.
"We still do not have a final word from the City, County, State and, Federal Government on the status of our operations. We have had conflicting guidance from different levels of government.
Until then, we are operating with Essential Employees only while all others are working from home, and working to incorporate all CDC guidelines into our operations."
In the meantime, today the company management sent a letter to all employees in which they tried to clarify the situation.
The company said employees who cannot go to work due to poor health or other reasons can count on PTO.
"If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and use PTO. If your PTO balance is low, you can borrow up to 80 hours (2 weeks), after you exhaust your PTO balance. Please inform your manager and follow the normal procedures for sick time.
If you cannot or are reluctant to come to work, you can also use your PTO. Please inform your manager. You can also take unpaid time off, after your exhaust your PTO. You will not be penalized for your decision. There will be no disciplinary action for attendance based on health or impossibility to come to work. "
In these difficult times, Tesla once again demonstrates compassion and understanding for people. Company policy is worthy of respect and should be an example for other manufacturers.
Update: After the confusion, Tesla and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office agreed that the Tesla factory would work on 25% for the quarantine period. This means that out of 10,000 workers, only 2,500 people can go to work.
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