Elon Musk has ‘super bad feeling’ about economy, plans to slash 10% of Tesla jobs

As Elon Musk makes a $44 billion bid for Twitter, he sent an email to Tesla executives saying he has a “super bad feeling” about the economy and plans to slash 10% of jobs at the electric car manufacturer.

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Reuters was the first to report about the message sent Thursday.

It had the subject “pause all hiring worldwide” and came just days after Musk told employees that they had to return to their offices or leave the company, BBC News reported.

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The end of working from home was also an emailed policy that was not officially released, but Musk said on Twitter that those who don’t want to return to a traditional office setting full time can “pretend to work somewhere else.”

Tesla and its subsidiaries employed nearly 100,000 people in 2021, Reuters reported.

As of Friday, Tesla’s LinkedIn site had more than 5,000 open positions within the company Forbes reported.

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Tesla has not responded to a request from Reuters for comment.