- Elon Musk said in an email Monday that all new Tesla hires must be approved.
- This is no easy task. Tesla has added about 30,000 employees each in the last three years.
- Mr. Musk’s oversight could add hundreds of hours of work and slow down Tesla’s hiring process.
Elon Musk has told staff he wants to approve each person hired by Tesla, but it won’t be easy.
We’ve worked out the numbers, and if Tesla continues its recent hiring pace, he’ll need between two days and almost 21 days of non-stop work, depending on how much time he spends on each approval. will be
Here is the calculation.
Tesla hired The company also said it received about 3.6 million applications last year and added about 30,000 employees each year over the past three years.
If Tesla continues this hiring trend, Mr. Musk will be forced to work hundreds of hours more than he does now. For example, if Mr. Musk took only his one minute ( average person To review each new hire (Tesla hired about 30,000 people last year) (about 1.7 minutes to read a page), it would take 500 hours of work, or 21 days without rest, not counting sleep. will reach slightly.
If you limit email approvals to 12-hour shifts each day, that number swells to almost 42 workdays.
If Mr. Musk took a lighter stance and made each hiring decision in just five seconds, he’d be working almost 42 straight hours a year, or almost two straight days.
“Only those who are truly passionate about Tesla have the patience”
Mr. Musk’s new process could lead to a hiring slowdown or even a hiring freeze. “Think twice before sending a request,” he warned executives in an email Monday. Musk wrote that executives must send a list of candidates to Musk once a week for approval.
“No one, not even a contractor, can join Tesla until they have my emailed approval,” he wrote in an email obtained by an insider.
Three current Tesla employees told insiders they were told Musk was heavily involved in the hiring process in the past. But the billionaire has appeared to have softened his stance on the issue over the years, they said. Employees requested anonymity to speak freely. An insider previously reported in 2019 that recruiters received an email saying that all hiring requests must receive “proof” of Musk’s approval.
One Tesla employee said, “We already have a long hiring process for our engineers, and we accept another offer before we get the best candidate, and we miss out on the best candidates. often,” he said. “This will likely make the situation even worse, meaning that only people who are really passionate about Tesla will have the patience to get over it.”
Even if Tesla only adds about 15,000 jobs this year, Mr. Musk will still face about 250 hours of work, including the number of employees Tesla hires to cope with annual turnover. It doesn’t even include the number of members.
But for a man who sleeps on a factory floor and claims to have worked 120 hours a week in the past, he could probably work another 500 hours or so. After all, Mr. Musk has taken similar steps at other companies. For example, last year Mr. Musk instructed Twitter staff to send weekly job updates via email and, at one point, instructed employees to print out the code for Mr. Musk to personally review.
After all, Musk’s recent emails seem to indicate that he’s stepping up his involvement with Tesla after finding Twitter’s new CEO. Wedbush tech analyst Dan Ives said in a note Friday that Twitter’s new CEO will allow Musk to refocus his attention on his work. “Golden child” company.
Spokespeople for Musk and Tesla did not respond to requests for comment prior to publication.
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