Friday, March 01, 2019

Blind Item #1

Yesterday afternoon, this CEO announced changes which would result in thousands of workers losing their jobs.  At the time, the CEO was not at his company's offices.  He was at his mansion a few hundred miles away.  He wouldn't even tell the press how many workers were being affected.  The guy just doesn't care about people.

26 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Musk

Tricia13 said...

Or maybe not? That other one maybe in the news a lot

Unknown said...

Walmart?

kfitz said...

yeah its walmart

EddyWouldRide said...

Yesterday Elon Musk announced they are closing all dealerships and doing online only sales model to help reduce the price of all their cars, as well as announcing a $35k base model Tesla 3.

Cake said...

This is a common practice for many CEOs.

HeatherBee said...

I agree that it’s Musk announcing yesterday that it would focus on online sales as a brush over for the fact that the Model 3 was more difficult to produce than originally expected. Or... what EddyWouldRide said. :)

nancer said...

so it's both. big corporations don't care about people. PERIOD. in fact, they're phasing out people altogether.

kfitz said...

I thought Musk said he was going to be focusing on that awhile ago.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

When you leave Elon in the car, don’t forget to turn on “Dog Mode”.

Robynsing said...
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Robynsing said...

I bought my last car online. FAR FAR FAR FAR better experience than dealership HORSESH^T. I've bought many cars at dealerships. So that I became brutal at it but I hated it. It's a truly effed experience. Last time I got my daughters Mazda (she paid for) at an amazing price and payments and financed through our credit union at 2 something percent with gap insurance for $400. I had to say NO to the same questions 200 times and play hardball to get the payment she wanted $220 a month. SAY YES TO ONLINE CAR PURCHASES

:| raven |: said...

MUSK

Brayson87 said...

Oh like a Carvana setup. Closing Tesla dealerships isn't totally crazy given all the shady laws that prevent car companies from operating their own dealerships. I wonder about test drives though.

Opinions, Schmopinions said...

What about Amazon? They're evacuating their Seattle building because they won't get tax cuts...so, Bezos??

longtimereader said...

I'm reminded of bobby kotick of Activison/blizzad the video game company that posted record profits the same day they anounced nearly a thousand job losses. This is what modern CEO's do. Sociopathic motherf***ers.

OriginalKK said...

The Gap CEO?

BayAreaGirl said...

This is Tesla, not GAP. The GAP announcement is a typical corporate restructuring that they've been hinting at in past filings and they usually offer any laid-off employees the chance to transfer and/or relocate. The Tesla announcement seemed sloppy and doing it at the same time as the release of the $35k version of Model 3 is suspicious.

Sal T said...

Take your pick...but we do know that Enty has a special thing for Musk.

Brayson87 said...

@Sal T, How long do you think Enty has been waiting for his Tesla order to be delivered? ;)

Bonby Haud said...

Tesla just went online purchases only, and are closing down all stores. Layoffs included

https://electrek.co/2019/02/28/tesla-is-changes-entire-sales-strategy-makes-sales-online-only-closes-stores-w-layoffs/

Tricia13 said...

👍

BayAreaGirl said...

And here is the memo that an adult drafted for Elon:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/28/elon-musk-memo-about-cheaper-model-3-store-closures.html

Unknown said...

I thought it was Walmart getting rid of all the greeter positions? Amazon isn't moving from Seattle. I know many friends who work downtown at HQ and there's nothing about them leaving Seattle. They pulled out of doing the New York HQ because of tax stuff in NY but I haven't heard zip about Amazon and that would make big news around here.

Depeche Model said...

If only everyone cared as much 'about the people' as 'democrat' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

Jennacheryl said...

I thought you had to have actual stores to sell cars too? I know you can online but I thought brand specific had too. Yes, I have purchased a car online.

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