SpaceX employees fired for criticizing Elon Musk

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While he proclaims himself a champion of freedom of expression, Elon Musk is said to have fired several SpaceX employees. Explanations.

“Absolutist of freedom of expression” self-proclaimed Elon Musk reportedly fired several of his SpaceX employees. Employees involved in sharing an open letter criticizing his erratic behavior, as reported by the New York Times. Also according to the American newspaper, the COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell, explained that “the letter, the solicitations and the general process made employees feel uncomfortable, intimidated and/or angry because the letter urged them to sign something that did not reflect their views. We have too much critical work to do and we don’t need this kind of excessive activism. »

In other words, the company does not view employees’ personal position as appropriate work behavior, although its CEO constantly resonates with sexist tweets and attacks on specific personalities. Elon Musk is therefore entitled to full freedom of expression while his employees are fired at the slightest criticism.

We don’t know exactly how many employees have been fired by SpaceX’s CEO. But, according to Reutersthey are “at least five”.

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