Tesla Lays off Hundreds of Underperforming Employees

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  1. MachCrit Suspended


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  2. TAZ911 macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2014
    If they are truly performance based firings Tesla batter have some objective standards in place and clear line of notifications that employees were not meeting expectations. If not they will get sued pretty quick. Race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and a host of other special categories have no place in hiring or firing of people. I know in today’s butthurt world that is racist, sexist and a whole slew of other isms. In the case of Tesla if they are truly firing due to performance then how can the societal baggage be part of the equation?
  3. jeremysteele, Oct 16, 2017
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    jeremysteele macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    This is average with major corps. Many companies regularly lay off workers after reviews. For instance, a company my friend works for (major bank) lays off ~10% of the corporate workforce every year after their evaluations... it is literally thousands of workers every single year. He has no issue with it from a career perspective - because it has let him advance very quickly.

    This is only news because it is Tesla.

    Survival of the fittest and all that. Race/gender/ethnicity should not be a factor, performance is all that matters.
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Makes sense to fire the people who don't cut the mustard.

    As for the race/gender question. That will likely land this thread in PRSI. But no it shouldn't be factored in to firings. I can understand the reasoning behind the ideology of hiring that way. Once you give the person a shot. If they suck at the job. They should be fired regardless.
  5. an-other macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2011
    It's pretty standard for companies to dangle a severance with a "no litigation" clause in the small words.
  6. Stella Martin Suspended

    Nov 5, 2014
    Irvine, CA
    cultural diversity has its advantages. the question is, were they laid off because of underperformance or due to their color/religion/sex/beliefs/culture?
  7. adib macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2010

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