Elon Musk Roars at Work from Home Culture

Elon Musk is no fan of the work-from-home fad that began during the Covid-19 lockdowns in 2019-20. 

He believes the so-called “laptop” class should get off their high horse and get back to work because it’s unfair to those who go to work and causes a loss of productivity. 

CNBC reporter David Faber interviewed Musk, asking if new people will be hired after his recent appointment of a new CEO to Twitter. Following Musk’s purchase of Twitter, there were substantial layoffs of employees. 

Musk feels that working in person makes that person more productive. He asked if those who work at home didn’t seem morally right when those who build your car or cook your food could not work from home. “That’s messed up,” he said.

Musk says it’s a productivity issue and morally wrong. He called out “laptop” workers to get off their god*** moral high horse with their work-from-home bulls***. 

He said those working at building homes, repairing homes, building cars, servicing those cars, making food, and all the things we consume must go to work, but the laptop class doesn’t. Musk feels it’s a moral thing — not just a productivity thing. 

A pre-Covid 2012 study of homeworkers showed a 70 percent reduction in productivity of those who worked an eight-hour day from home compared to those who didn’t work from home. 

A June 2020 Stanford survey found sixty-five percent of home workers had internet fast enough for video calls; forty-two percent of Americans worked at home while twenty-six percent went to a physical workplace. 

A forty-seven percent increase in productivity by home workers in March 2020 compared to the same period the previous year. A 2-year study of 800,000 home workers revealed that productivity remained stable or increased. 

Studies claim the most productive days of the week for workers are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The most effective and productive times on those days are 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.