Elon Musk was condemned by SpaceX employees and simultaneously wrote a letter of petition

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2022-06-22 17:15:52

Bloomberg reported that a group of SpaceX employees has just sent a letter to the company’s board of directors, recommending CEO Elon Musk’s behavior, and asking for a change in work culture. The letter also recalls Elon Musk’s recent sexual harassment scandal – which is said to have greatly affected the image of the space company.

“Musk’s actions in public have distracted us for the past few weeks,” the letter states. “As CEO and spokesperson for all of us, Elon Musk is the face of all of SpaceX. Every tweet he writes is a true reflection of what’s going on. However, to be clear, some tweets do not properly represent the work, mission and values ​​of our employees.

This group of employees accordingly condemned SpaceX for giving in to Elon Musk, and urged the management to publicly deal with Musk’s less positive statements on social networks. SpaceX is also encouraged to hold everyone, from employees to management, accountable for misconduct. In addition, the letter also expresses the desire of the aerospace company to clarify its policies on the working environment of employees, and at the same time say no to acts of sexual harassment.

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Aerospace company SpaceX

The letter was widely shared internally. Many signatures have been compiled to show the agreement of the entire staff. Many people said they feel extremely embarrassed about Musk’s recent actions. There are also opinions that SpaceX should stand up to settle the scandals.

However, according to the New York Times, most of the employees involved in this letter were ordered to be fired by SpaceX. In an interview, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said the company had investigated and fired those employees.

“The content of the letter made many other employees feel uncomfortable, angry, even threatened to sign the petition, when they did not think so,” Ms. Shotwell said. encourages employees to focus and give their best on SpaceX’s mission.

Not only SpaceX, Elon Musk’s Tesla has also been accused of racism. Hundreds of complaints were filed with the Civil Service Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in February, with a lot of evidence that Tesla’s Fremont factory repeatedly discriminated and treated unfairly. equal to employees of color, from the application of disciplinary mechanisms, salaries, bonuses to promotion opportunities.

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Tesla accused of racism

DFEH quotes workers of color as saying they hear slurs and racial slurs as often as 50 to 100 times a day. In which, factory supervisors and managers are the most “active” participants.

In addition, these workers also angrily spoke out about a series of seriously offensive drawings all over the walls of the restroom, locker, bench, work area, lunch table and private area. for employee.

“For many workers of color and African-Americans, the pressures of racial discrimination are increasing, with a high risk of conflict. This distinction is really blatant, blatant, and it is useless for workers to complain. Gradually, they couldn’t stand it anymore and were forced to quit their jobs,” DFEH said.


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