There are a lot of pajama-loving workers and conflict-avoiding tech execs who may break down weeping when they hear what Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk thinks about their passion for working at home.
He’s not exactly a fan, and after three-plus years of nonsense, he is one of the first leaders to address the warped concept of working an office job from your kitchen. On top of it making zero sense logically, Musk calls it “morally wrong.”
“There are some exceptions, but I think that the whole notion of work from home is a bit like the fake Marie Antoinette quote, ‘Let them eat cake.'”
He was just getting warmed up and gave these quotes to CNBC; they were not tweets.
“It’s like, really, you’re going to work from home, and you’re going to make everyone else who made your car come work in the factory? You’re going to make the people who make your food … that they can’t work from home? The people that fix your house — they can’t work from home? But, you can? Does that seem morally right?” the billionaire asked. “That’s messed up.”
Musk stated in the interview what’s obvious to most people; that workers are more productive when they are in person. He told the work-from-home club to get off their “moral high horse” with their “work-from-home bulls—-.”
Amazingly, Musk’s predecessor Parag Agrawal, the former Twitter CEO who appeared to be as qualified for that job as he would be playing shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors, ensured Twitter employees in March of 2022 that his employees could work from home “forever.”
That followed Jack Dorsey’s original decree in 2020 that Twitter employees could work from home “forever.”
The only person who really can work forever from home is Parag Agrawai, who stuffed his pajamas with a severance check of $122 million when Musk sent him packing.