Tesla employee Quishon Walker explained how he was fired unreasonably
In a recent LinkedIn post, Quishon Walker, a former Tesla employee from Texas, detailed how he was let go from the position he valued the most. Quishon Walker was hired two months ago by Tesla Inc.’s autopilot division. Then he was fired as part of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s goal to cut the company’s personnel by 10%. Elon Musk revealed in June that he was open to the idea of lowering the number of salaried employees at the business in order to save money. He was depressed about the state of the economy, thus layoffs were required to keep the business afloat.
Quishon participated in the hiring process for Tesla teams working on autopilot. He wrote in the post that learning of his firing left him feeling gutted. and became really depressed after losing his ideal position at his dream company. Quishon Walker described his termination in an interview with Insider. In a video call with him, his boss and a human resources representative also delivered the news of his dismissal. He continued by saying that when they informed him of the decision to fire him by the corporation, they were simply reading it from a prepared script.
He understood that the boss and HR were not at fault, but he still found it extremely challenging to remain composed and keep from crying during meetings. According to Walker, he sat in astonishment for a while after the meeting was over. Walker claimed in the interview with the industry insider that the change was unexpected and that he was doing a good job in his current position. He was not subject to a performance plan and did not face any discipline from his managers.
Walker claims that he and thousands of other Tesla employees were fired just because a billionaire wanted to cut costs and maintain the viability of his business. He expressed his sadness over other employees who had lost their jobs and were in worse financial situations. Quishon stated that shortly after beginning his employment as a remote employee, he received an email from Elon Musk requesting that everyone return to the office. When Quishon told his superiors why he wouldn’t be entering the office and what those grounds were, they agreed with him.
The company’s employment freeze was then made known to all Tesla recruiters one day. Elon Musk then commented about making 10 percent of the workforce redundant. Quishon Walker claims that every employee was aware that they would shortly be let go. He expressed his gratitude for the team’s and his coworkers’ support both on and off the job in the LinkedIn post.