workers condemn the “shameful” habits of Elon Musk

Musk is having fun like a little lunatic on social media… unfortunately for some of his employees.

The Verge published a transcript of an open letter project in which SpaceX employees directly attack the antics of the sulfur CEO, who regularly shines with very noticeable outbursts – especially on social media.

According to the signatories, who claim that a “A wide range of gender, ethnicity, length of service and function“The behavior of their most famous representative is a constant source.”interference“i”shame”For SpaceX troops.

As CEO and most influential spokesman, Elon is considered the face of SpaceX – every tweet Elon sends is, de facto, a public statement from the company. It is crucial to clarify that his communication does not reflect our work, our mission or our values.“, Can we read in the letter.

Regular order of rude statements

You have to admit that Elon Musk only very seldom does he tire of reserve and prudence which traditionally condition the communication of great leaders. The billionaire regularly publishes these strictly ghostly messages, sometimes with reflections that some observers easily qualify as childish.

We remember, for example, some not always very elegant tweets, like the one sent to Bill Gates last April. Musk posted a picture of the emoticon. “pregnant man”Next to a photo of the co-founder of Microsoft, with a caption that speaks for itself.

We can also mention his multiple offensives against his competitor Blue Origin, and especially his reaction based on the same one when SpaceX won a lawsuit against Jeff Bezos during the famous “HLS affair”.

The authors of the letter therefore believe that SpaceX should “take a public stand and condemn Elon’s harmful behavior on Twitter”. The text also claims that SpaceX is not meeting its ambitions in terms of employee management. They are particularly critical of the policy of zero tolerance for sexual harassment, which has not had the desired effects.

Several authors of the text fired on the field

This is not the first time that Elon Musk has been the target of accusations of this type. But so far, he didn’t seem to mind too much; the billionaire obviously has a clear conscience and continues to actively promote its image as a troublemaker.

And we can hardly expect that this will change course in the near future. Recall, he is currently involved in the purchase of the social network Twitter, which he intends to renew more or less according to his image. In any case, for the authors of the text, the story seems to have ended badly. This is in any case what comes from the words of Gwyneth Shotwell, president of SpaceX, who quotes New York Times.

She explained in an email that SpaceX has “fired a number of workers involved“. “We have too much critical work to do and there is no need for this kind of excessive activism“She says. So I’m not sure this letter will have the expected effects in the end.

The full text of the letter is available at the bottom of the article. The Verge (in English).

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