Tesla is laying off workers who only just started and withdrawing employment offers as Elon Musk's job cuts begin

Sunday - 26/06/2022 10:32
One manager said Tesla threatened to cut off health insurance if he refused the severance package.
Elon Musk announced in June Tesla's headcount would increase. Patrick Pleul/Getty Images
Elon Musk announced in June Tesla's headcount would increase. Patrick Pleul/Getty Images

Tesla workers who started their jobs only months or even weeks ago have been let go while others have had offers withdrawn as the company begins to impose cuts announced by Elon Musk in early June.

Insider found a number of posts from Tesla employees who said they'd been laid off as part of the cut, while others had their job offers rescinded. 

A senior project manager who had only started earlier this year told Insider: "I was very shocked when I was told that I was being let go. Being a manager, I was under the impression that my position was safe."

Asked how Tesla had decided which roles to cut, he said: "They said that layoffs were based on performance reviews but that is a lie because I had only been at Tesla for a few months and had yet to have performance goals set or a performance review. I asked what metrics they used and they refused to tell me."

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