Elon Musk argument for ending remote work at Tesla

Against the backdrop of several tech giants

billionaire Elon Musk's electric car maker Tesla 

The determination came from Musk himself, who says that remote

work would no longer be acceptable past the worst of the

covid-19 pandemic. The new policy was shared via emails that leaked on social media.

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on the

emails, one of which appeared to be directed at company executives.

Anyone who doesn't want to follow the new rules can "pretend they're working 

somewhere else," Musk mocked on Twitter when asked about the company's new labor policy.

"Everyone at Tesla is expected to spend at least 40

hours a week in the office," one of the leaked emails said. "If you don't show up, let's assume you quit."

The emails said that employees should return to 

work from one of the company's main offices, "not to a remote 

branch that is unrelated to the job duties."