The work-from-home (WFH) culture has gained popularity recently, especially with technological advances and the need for flexible work arrangements.
The setup allows employees to carry out their duties using digital tools and communication platforms, eliminating the need to commute to a physical office on a daily basis.
WFH offers several benefits, such as increased flexibility, reduced commuting stress, and a better work-life balance.
However, it also presents challenges, such as the need for self-discipline, possible feelings of isolation, and blurred boundaries between work and personal life.
Not many agree that the ‘WFH’ culture is beneficial.
During an interview with CNBC, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter made his views on working from home very clear. Without leaving a doubt, he openly expressed his stance on the matter.
During the discussion, Musk referred to Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, to emphasize his point, saying: “I’m a firm believer that people are more productive when they’re in person.”
“The whole notion of working from home is like the fake Marie Antoinette quote, ‘Let them eat cake.’ It’s like, really? You’re going to work from home, and you’re going to make everyone else, who made your car, come to work in the factory (…) the people who come to fix your house, can’t work from home, but can you? Is that morally correct to you? That’s fucked up,” Musk said. Damn high moral horse with the shit about working from home”, He concluded.
Throughout the brief conversation, Musk persisted in making comparisons between markedly different professions and circumstances, claiming that the laptop class is detached from reality and mentioning that “the laptop class lives in la-la land.” .
“It’s not just a productivity thing; I think it’s morally wrong.”
Although Musk acknowledged that he doesn’t anticipate all of his employees adhering to the same work hours as him, he did casually reveal his own “seven days a week” work routine.
He further stated that he only takes “two or three” days off in a year and still manages to devote a significant amount of time to meaningful work.
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