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    Default Elon pushing Tesla factory workers till they pass out on the floor

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ions-elon-musk

    Elon admits workers are “having a hard time, working long hours, and on hard jobs”.
    Gotta get that Model 3 rolling off the production line on time no matter what. TSLA's stock price depends on it.
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    What a sensationalistic piece of click bait.

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    UAW Marketing Dept. You know those folk who got rid of the California auto industry the first time? They want to do it a second time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro1999 View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ions-elon-musk

    Elon admits workers are “having a hard time, working long hours, and on hard jobs”.
    Gotta get that Model 3 rolling off the production line on time no matter what. TSLA's stock price depends on it.
    One point is very true: TSLA stock is overvalued. As the expected production date get closer, TM has to borrow more money to build up inventory, and some financial analysts predict a "crash" if TM doesn't fulfill its "promises". So TM is in the "calm" before the "Storm" and the analysts recommend selling before the "storm" happens.
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    This would be the analysts who are shorting the hell out of the stock and who stand to take a massive bath if the stock doesn't tank as they predicted.

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    TSLA will adjust. There is no logical reason for the price to be where it is at. Any other company would have tanked their share price by recent events. There is nothing on the balance sheet or history that indicates it will be a profitable enterprise in the near future, and it still climbed.

    It is interesting that Elon is getting paid in options when he hits milestones, one of them is the Model 3. It is in his personal best interest to push the 3 out the door ASAP and at the $35k regardless of the effect on the business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qinsp View Post
    UAW Marketing Dept. You know those folk who got rid of the California auto industry the first time? They want to do it a second time.
    UAW marketing department just make this up too?

    "Tesla’s manufacturing practices appear to have been most dangerous in its earliest years of operations. The company does not dispute that its recordable incident rate (TRIR), an official measure of injuries and illnesses that is reported to workplace safety regulators, was above the industry average between 2013 and 2016.

    Tesla declined to release data over those four years, saying such information “doesn’t reflect how the factory operates today”.


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    However, some Tesla workers argue the company’s treatment of injured workers discourages them from reporting their injuries. If workers are assigned to “light duty” work because of an injury, they are paid a lower wage as well as supplemental benefits from workers’ compensation insurance, a practice that Tesla said was in line with other employers and California law. Tesla said some injured employees are also able to undertake “modified work” on regular pay.

    “I went from making $22 an hour to $10 an hour,” said a production worker, who injured his back twice while working at Tesla. “It kind of forces people to go back to work.”

    “No one wants to get a pay cut because they’re injured, so everyone just forces themselves to work through it,” added Adam Suarez, who has worked at the factory for about three years.


    Sounds like a company culture where assembly line workers are discouraged from reporting injuries and told to just "man up" for the sake of the company ('s production goals).

    But this is all just a ploy by UAW to bring down Tesla, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro1999 View Post
    UAW marketing department just make this up too?

    "Tesla’s manufacturing practices appear to have been most dangerous in its earliest years of operations. The company does not dispute that its recordable incident rate (TRIR), an official measure of injuries and illnesses that is reported to workplace safety regulators, was above the industry average between 2013 and 2016.

    Tesla declined to release data over those four years, saying such information “doesn’t reflect how the factory operates today”.


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    However, some Tesla workers argue the company’s treatment of injured workers discourages them from reporting their injuries. If workers are assigned to “light duty” work because of an injury, they are paid a lower wage as well as supplemental benefits from workers’ compensation insurance, a practice that Tesla said was in line with other employers and California law. Tesla said some injured employees are also able to undertake “modified work” on regular pay.

    “I went from making $22 an hour to $10 an hour,” said a production worker, who injured his back twice while working at Tesla. “It kind of forces people to go back to work.”

    “No one wants to get a pay cut because they’re injured, so everyone just forces themselves to work through it,” added Adam Suarez, who has worked at the factory for about three years.


    Sounds like a company culture where assembly line workers are discouraged from reporting injuries and told to just "man up" for the sake of the company ('s production goals).

    But this is all just a ploy by UAW to bring down Tesla, right?
    I'm not saying the UAW is making things up, but I've seen the same tactic used when I was UAW.
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    Here's a question, if you have Tesla on your resume, any reason that you wouldn't be the top candidate the majority of the time when applying to GM?

    Article is clickbait, they should have at least made an attempt to make the article look balanced...
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    Here we go again...

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