Some felt “uncomfortable and intimidated and/or angry because the letter urged them to sign something that did not reflect their opinion” or because the letter “interfered with their ability to concentrate on their work “, adds the manager. However, she believes, “we have too much essential work to do and do not need this kind of excessive activism”.
A personality too sulphurous
After carrying out an investigation, the company therefore “dismissed a certain number of employees involved”, indicates Gwynne Shotwell without specifying how many. The open letter in preparation, revealed by the website The Verge, criticized Elon Musk’s behavior in the public sphere, as well as recent accusations of sexual harassment against him, as “a frequent source of distraction and shame” for the company.
“As the most prominent boss and spokesperson, Elon Musk is considered the face of SpaceX. Every tweet he sends is de facto considered a public statement coming from the company, especially in recent weeks,” it read.