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Elon Musk in an email to employees: ‘Tesla had very tough quarter’

Elon Musk Tesla had very tough quarter

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, has stated that the company had a “very tough quarter” and that it needs to rebound.

According to the auto-tech website Electrek, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent emails to employees over the weekend, and in the first email, Musk attempted to instill meaning about building Tesla products in workers.

“We actually build great, real products that people love and make their lives and the world better. That is so profound. It is an honest day’s work that you can feel in your heart,” Musk was quoted as saying.

“Whatever else is going on in this messed-up world, know that at least what you are doing is pure goodness and that I have infinitely more respect and admiration for you than the richest person on Wall St,” he added.

The following email was more familiar. Musk frequently sends emails at the end of the quarter to rally the troops and push for deliveries, and this is one of those emails.

The CEO wrote it was a “very tough quarter” and employees need to “rally hard to recover”.

“This has been a very tough quarter, primarily due to supply chain and production challenges in China, so we need to rally hard to recover!” he said.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Musk had warned Tesla employees about a ‘crazy’ end-of-quarter delivery wave for the same reason.

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Brendan Byrne

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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