Tesla is tracking employees on office attendance

Employees are receiving emails citing reasons for their absence from office


Tesla is monitoring employees and their presence in the office. The carmaker had asked its employees to start coming to the office.

A Tesla employee received an automated mail which notified the worker that the person had not used his badge to enter the car manufacturing unit for the last 16 days. The employee concerned posted a screenshot of the mail on Blind, an anonymous community app for the workplace.

The email read, “You are receiving this email because there is no record of you using your badge to enter a Tesla facility for at least 16 days over the 30-day period ending on June 28. As a reminder, all employees are expected to be back in the office, full time. We realize that there are various reasons why you may not have badged in, including illness, vacation or traveling for business. Whatever the case, please clear the reason for your absence with your manager by email, with a copy also sent to absence@tesla.com.”

On May 31, Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla, mandated all employees to work from the office. Musk had communicated to all employees that he wants to see every employee working from the office at least 40 hours in a week. He clearly discouraged remote work and demanded every employee to resume office or else quit.

However, people who arrived at the Fremont office, found that the parking lots were full and overcrowded. Besides, there were not enough desks for all employees to sit and work. Besides, the wifi was sloppy.

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