Elon Musk emails employees to explain store closures

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When Tesla revealed the $35,000 version of its mid-range Model 3 Sedan could finally be ordered, the company also unveiled plans to go online-only and close “many” stores, thereby allowing it sell the cheapest version of the model 3 while remaining financially stable.

Soon after this news, the EV firm said it had decided to shutter about half as many outlets as previously announced, which it would pay for by raising the price of the more expensive Model 3, as well as the Model S and Model X.

Tesla’s actions have left employees uncertain about their future. In an attempt to clear things up and alleviate their concerns, Musk sent a letter to workers that was obtained by Electrek.

The Tesla boss emphasizes that stores with high visitation rates that bring in significant sales will absolutely not be closed down. Those locations with low sales will gradually be shuttered. “This is analogous to seeds on barren ground. There is no reasonable way to justify keeping such stores open,” states the email.

Any stores that fall somewhere between the two will be evaluated over time to see if there is some way to allow them to cover their costs.

Musk added that the same principles would apply to the sales team, with no major contributors let go. “That would make no sense. However, sometimes, in a company with 45,000 people, things happen that make no sense,” he added, somewhat ominously.

The message confirmed that purchasing a Tesla will involve using a phone or computer at a potential buyer’s home or within a store, meaning the process involves no physical paperwork. Stores will also have a small number of vehicles for customers who want to collect their car straight away.

In other Elon Musk news, a report from earlier this month examined the extreme lengths the CEO allegedly took to destroy a whistleblower.

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Uncle Al

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Just a continuation of his track record. Musk might be a highly creative person, but his organizational skills are sorely lacking. Any professional would have worked out ALL the details before jumping in as he usually does. What he needs is a good, strong CEO that he will actually listen to and not stay so busy jumping over in order to satisfy his own ego. Once again he proves he is his own best friend and worst enemy in a single blow.
 

captaincranky

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And Musk spoke meekly and with great dignity thus:

"I'm sure that you all full well realize that I am the reborn god Narcissus. Accordingly. it stands to reason that sacrifices must be made for me, but more so to me as well. If I am to remain a multi billionaire, I can't have a bunch of slackers and dullards, lingering at the corporate teat. I'm sure you are aware my legacy must continue as a thinker of brave and powerful thoughts. My monumental ideas will one day resonate throughout the universe as a lingering testament to my massive and unbridled ego.

Thus, it is without remorse or regret, I am obliged to tell you, you're all fired.

I've lingered with the human element here in the dregs of the Tesla universe for long enough. Far too long in fact, and I must get back to Olympus, to continue my earth changing, stream of consciousness idea utterances, unfettered by the dependence and constant whining of worthless mortal beings".
 
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wiyosaya

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And Musk spoke meekly and with great dignity thus:

"I'm sure that you all full well realize that I am the reborn god Narcissus. Accordingly. it stands to reason that sacrifices must be made for me, but more so to me as well. If I am to remain a multi billionaire, I can't have a bunch of slackers and dullards, lingering at the corporate teat. I'm sure you are aware my legacy must continue as a thinker of brave and powerful thoughts. My monumental ideas will one day resonate throughout the universe as a lingering testament to my massive and unbridled ego.

Thus, it is without remorse or regret, I am obliged to tell you, you're all fired.

I've lingered with the human element here in the dregs of the Tesla universe for long enough. Far too long in fact, and I must get back to Olympus, to continue my earth changing, stream of consciousness idea utterances, unfettered by the dependence and constant whining of worthless mortal beings.
@captaincranky Musk will hire you to be his translator. :laughing:
I' taking someone on Saturday to look at a Model X. Gee - I hope the stores open when we arrive.
Good luck!
 
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captaincranky

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Personally, I thought the "will" added a measure of surety. ;)
We're both painfully aware the Musk's "yak or evade" survival instincts are honed too acutely, to ever let another do his prevaricating for him.

Thus, I felt compelled to structure the verb in the future imperfect tense.