Elon Musk has chastised America’s poor work ethic and praised dedicated Chinese manufacturing employees who labor until 3 a.m., dubbed “burning the 3 am oil.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who once slept on his Fremont factory floor during the production of the company’s Model 3 vehicle, claimed Americans are “trying to avoid coming to work at all” as compared to their Chinese counterparts.
In an interview with the Financial Times, he stated:
‘I believe China will produce some really powerful enterprises.’
‘There are just a lot of really brilliant and dedicated individuals in China who are passionate about manufacturing.’
‘And they won’t simply be working into the wee hours of the morning. The 3 a.m. oil will be burned. As a result, they won’t even leave the plant.
‘In contrast, in America, people attempt to avoid going to work at all costs.’
Workers were given a sleeping bag and mattress, as well as a spot on the factory floor to sleep.
Employees were paid $63 a day in food, but they had to work 12 hours a day, six days a week.
Before the interim limitations were imposed, employees seemed to work eight-hour shifts with four days on and two days off.
Workers were given a sleeping bag and mattress, as well as a place to sleep on the manufacturing floor.
Employees were given food worth around $63 per day in exchange for working 12 hours per day, with one day off every six days.
Before the interim restrictions were enacted, employees worked eight-hour shifts with four days on and two days off.
The Gigafactory was manufacturing 2,000 vehicles per day before Shanghai’s closure on March 28, accounting for half of Tesla’s worldwide deliveries last year.
Last year, despite managing his multibillion-dollar company portfolio, the world’s richest man confessed to sleeping barely six hours a night.