SpaceX fired employees for criticising CEO Elon Musk
SpaceX fired the employees responsible for the open letter that criticizes CEO Elon Musk’s online behaviour and company’s lack of inclusivity.
The letter also said “Elon’s behaviour in the public sphere is a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks. As our CEO and most prominent spokesperson, Elon is seen as the face of SpaceX—every Tweet that Elon sends is a de facto public statement by the company” and “It is critical to make clear to our teams and to our potential talent pool that his messaging does not reflect our work, our mission, or our values.”
At last the letter said “We care deeply about SpaceX’s mission to make humanity multiplanetary. But more importantly, we care about each other. The collaboration we need to make life multiplanetary is incompatible with a culture that treats employees as consumable resources.
According to a letter sent by SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX has fired the employees responsible for the open letter. Shotwell said “Our current leadership team is more dedicated to ensuring we have a great and ever-improving work environment than any I have seen in my 35-year career.”
Shotwell also added “We have too much critical work to accomplish and no need for this kind of overreaching activism” and “We solicit and expect our employees to report all concerns to their leadership, senior management, HR, or Legal.