Elon Musk: Tesla worker admitted to sabotage


Tesla is just an fetid bouillabaisse of crony disfunction right now. I sure would be happy if I bought a Tesla that basically runs on computer code to know that some senior engineer somewhere at the company uploaded the code for my electric car to God only knows who. It might make me think twice about the engaging auto-drive that’s for sure.

(From CNN Money)

Musk said the Tesla employee had confessed to “quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations.” The email said the employee made changes to the computer code of the company’s manufacturing operating system. The employee also exported large amounts of highly sensitive company data to unknown third parties.

“His motivation is that he wanted a promotion that he did not receive. In light of these actions, not promoting him was definitely the right move,” Musk wrote. The email did not say whether the employee had been fired.

The CEO also cautioned that there may be more to the situation than he knows, and suggested that non-employees who simply want Tesla to fail could also be involved.

Sounds like an excuse to me Mr. Musk. Your competitors are eclipsing you quickly and your staff is not unified.

How long until he asks for a bailout?