Not long after requiring all employees to go to the office, Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a new statement to the company’s executives asking to stop recruiting globally, and cut 10% staff reduction. By the end of 2021, Tesla says it has about 99,290 employees globally. According to a Reuters source, the reason for the decision was that Mr. Musk had a “super bad feeling” about the economy.
Notably, US President Joe Biden’s reaction to Mr. Musk’s pessimism. When asked about this, Mr. Biden responded with a sarcastic quip:Best of luck to him on his journey to the MoonBut in theory, a large part of the funding for SpaceX’s trip to the Moon comes from the US government’s budget.
Not only that, but Mr. Biden previously listed a series of large US corporations, including Ford, Stellantis and IBM that are expanding their investment in the US at this time. In fact, SpaceX’s “journey to the Moon” is part of NASA’s Artemis mission, an initiative to send women and people of color to the Moon for the first time.
The Artemis mission was created during the Trump administration, but it is one of several programs that have remained in place during the transition. In 2021, SpaceX has been selected by NASA to develop a new generation rocket called Starship, as a lander to the Moon for Artemis. The agency has awarded SpaceX $2.9 billion to make Starship a vehicle that can transport people to and from the lunar surface, and SpaceX’s schedule is to make its first landing in 2025.
So is Biden really wishing SpaceX good luck on his journey to the Moon, or is it a sarcastic sarcasm for feeling “super bad” about the economy and deciding to lay off 10% of Tesla’s staff? by Mr. Musk. Either way, Musk graciously responded to Biden’s wishes with a tweet: “Thank you President” attached to NASA’s statement about choosing SpaceX as the company responsible for putting Americans on the Moon. Moon.
For Tesla or Mr. Musk, large-scale layoffs are not too rare. The company cut hundreds of employees in October 2017, 9% in June 2018, 7% in January 2019 and then cut wages in April 2020. Recently, Mr. Musk even retired. ultimatums with company employees, forcing them to go to the office to work or quit.
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