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Tesla workers reveal brutal working conditions on the assembly line

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by Scorpio, May 19, 2017.



  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    Tesla workers reveal brutal working conditions on the assembly line
    By Shawn Langlois
    Published: May 19, 2017 3:21 a.m. ET







    ‘Everything feels like the future but us’


    [​IMG] Bloomberg News
    Elon Musk
    Elon Musk once chose to sleep on Tesla’s factory floor to prove to his employees that he worked harder and put in even more hours than they did, “because that’s what I think a manager should do.”

    He wasn’t the only with his head on the ground, apparently. Since that revelation in 2016, some of Musk’s minions have also been found laid out next to the assembly lines, but for altogether different reasons, according to the Guardian.

    ‘I’ve seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open. They just send us to work around him while he’s still laying on the floor.’
    Tesla production tech Jonathan Galescu

    Galescu was one of several workers who told the Guardian that they had seen co-workers collapse or be taken away in ambulances.

    “We had an associate on my line, he just kept working, kept working, kept working, next thing you know – he just fell on the ground,” said another worker.

    The mixed feelings toward Tesla TSLA, +2.27% that emerged in story were captured by Richard Ortiz, another production worker, who said, “It’s like you died and went to autoworker heaven,” but “everything feels like the future but us.”

    There’s wasn’t much upside, however, in how Michael Sanchez, who is on disability leave, described his workweek.

    “You can make it through Monday,” he told the Guardian. “You can make it through Tuesday. Come Wednesday you start to feel something. Thursday is pain. Friday is agonizing. Saturday you’re just making it through the day.”

    For his part, Musk defended his hard-driving style.

    “We’re a money-losing company,” he was quoted as saying in the story. “This is not some situation where, for example, we are just greedy capitalists who decided to skimp on safety in order to have more profits and dividends and that kind of thing. It’s just a question of how much money we lose. And how do we survive? How do we not die and have everyone lose their jobs?”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/te...ng-conditions-on-the-assembly-line-2017-05-18
     
  2. Professur

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    Wait ... an American working until he passed out on his feet? Not buying it.
     
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    Unfortunately to a snowflake, ordinary room termperature and working conditions will seem like hell.
     
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    Sounded more like illegals working than Americans...
     
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    “We’re a money-losing company,” he (Musk) was quoted as saying in the story.

    Thankfully for Musk, he has friends in high places and receives MASSIVE fed.gov subsidies to keep his money losing ventures going strong.

    How can anyone compete with GM - Government Motors?
     
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    All his companies are money losing. All musk's crap is based on cornucopian dreams. He's tapped into the wishful thinking mindset of a billion people who haven't yet figured out that we built this current world system on cheap oil and coal and that without them it won't run.

    What they believe is that we as humans suddenly got really smart, but the truth is that cheap energy just allowed a lot of us to escape the corn fields and spend our days sitting at desks thinking up great new ways to use fossil fuels.
     
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