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Business mogul Elon Musk blasted “laptop class” during an interview with CNBC.
In recent years, following the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly popular for many people to work from home.
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Musk argued that people need to go back to work for moral and productivity reasons. Twitter underwent substantial layoffs following Musk’s takeover as CEO.
“I’m a big believer that people are more productive when they’re in person,” Musk said. “It’s like, really, you’re gonna work from home and you’re gonna make everyone else who made your car come work at the factory?”
“You’re gonna make the people who make your food that gets delivered that they can’t work from home?” Musk asked.
“That, you know, the people that come fix your house; they can’t work from home? But you can. Does that seemed morally right? That’s messed up.”
“It’s a productivity issue, but it’s also a moral issue,” he continued. “You also get off the god-d*** moral high horse with the work from home bulls***.”
‘Because they’re asking everyone else to not work from home while they do. It’s wrong.”
“The laptop class is living in la la land, okay,” he added.
“But as I said, the — you can’t, but look at the cars, are people working from home here? Of course not. So people were building cars, servicing the cars, building houses, fixing houses, making the food, making all the things that people consume.”
“It’s messed up to assume that yes, they have to go to work, but you don’t. How is that — that is, it’s not just a productivity thing. I think it’s morally wrong.”