Tesla CEO Elon Musk has emailed all company employees to inform about an employee who had caught carrying out acts of vandalism to company’s operations. According to CNBC, who first obtain this Email that was sent to employees late night on Sunday in which the person allegedly found to make “direct code changes” to Tesla’s operating system and also sent “large amounts of highly sensitive” data to third parties.
Elon Musk has also said that he is going for further investigation to check even if the employee was involved with other companies as well. In the email, Musk raised questions to companies like Wall Street short-sellers, oil & gas companies and the multitude of big gas/diesel car company competitors which might be involved in this matter.
Musk wrote, “If they’re willing to cheat so much about emissions, maybe they’re willing to cheat in other ways?”
The accused employee already had been questioned regarding this matter, and he claims to conduct these actions because he did not receive a promotion from the company.
“The full extent of his actions are not yet clear, but what he has admitted to so far is pretty bad. His stated motivation is that he wanted a promotion that he did not receive. In light of these actions, not promoting him was definitely the right move,” he wrote.
Moreover, this morning Musk sent another mail informing employees about the other strange incident a small fire on the production line. Luckily it wasn’t severe and nobody harmed, but it did affect the operations of the company as the production was stopped for hours.
The email reads, “Could just be a random event, but as Andy Grove said, “Only the paranoid survive.” Please be on the alert for anything that’s not in the best interests of our company.”
Right now, the company is under a lot of pressure for not accomplishing the target of Model 3. Tesla had to make 5,000 models per week by the end of 2017 but missed that target, then missed another target by 2,500 per week, in April. Now the company has to complete 3,500 per week till June 5th, but Tesla will expectedly hit 5,000 by the end of the month.
“This is when outside forces have the strongest motivation to stop us,” he wrote.
In this recent mail, Musk advised employees to remain keen-eyed for the next few weeks as it will be the most crucial period for the company, he also said to ramp up production of Model 3.