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Tesla temporarily freezes and closures in chaotic sales strategy change

Tesla is in the middle of a quite chaotic sales strategy transition and now employees are being told that Tesla is freezing current store closures and layoffs at least until the end of the month. long-promised $ 35,000 version of the model 3 and CEO Elon Musk said that they plan to make that price viable by moving all sales online, closing stores, and reducing retail headcount. We reported last week that Tesla slashed retail employee compensation that Tesla has now closed the first 29 stores in the US and Canada. An unconfirmed number of employees estimated. in the few hundreds have been laid off with severance. Tesla sales management held a call with regional management earlier today and they customs retail employees that Tesla was freezing any change from the transitio n until the end of the month. Some stores that didn’t close were closed to stop booking test drives last week. They were closed today that it is back to business as usual for them, but retail employees do not have access to commission and bonuses &#821 1; resulting in much lower compensation. According to sources, some retail managers have presented this freeze of the transition as an "opportunity to prove themselves." That said, sources told Electrek that many employees are walking away due to the significant pay cut. Some employees told Electrek that they are suspecting Tesla is extending the transition period and cutting their salary in order to push them out so they do not have…

Tesla is in the middle of a quite chaotic sales strategy transition and now employees are being told that Tesla is freezing current store closures and layoffs at least until the end of the month.

long-promised $ 35,000 version of the model 3 and CEO Elon Musk said that they plan to make that price viable by moving all sales online, closing stores, and reducing retail headcount.

We reported last week that Tesla slashed retail employee compensation that Tesla has now closed the first 29 stores in the US and Canada.

An unconfirmed number of employees estimated. in the few hundreds have been laid off with severance.

Tesla sales management held a call with regional management earlier today and they customs retail employees that Tesla was freezing any change from the transitio n until the end of the month.

Some stores that didn’t close were closed to stop booking test drives last week. They were closed today that it is back to business as usual for them, but retail employees do not have access to commission and bonuses &#821

1; resulting in much lower compensation.

According to sources, some retail managers have presented this freeze of the transition as an “opportunity to prove themselves.”

That said, sources told Electrek that many employees are walking away due to the significant pay cut. Some employees told Electrek that they are suspecting Tesla is extending the transition period and cutting their salary in order to push them out so they do not have to pay severance. declined to comment and referred back to a blog post about the move to online sales in which Musk wrote that it will take “months” for Tesla to transfer most of its sales online

In and announcement to employees, Musk also said that the review of the retail and marketing department would take a few weeks.

Electrek’s Take

This is a chaotic situation for employees who are left in the dark for the most part. transition or it is intentionally made to push out employees like some are suspecting.

I don’t know which is worse. Probably the laugh, which would reek of corporate greed and would be disappointing to see from Tesla.

] I think we will see more major closures in a few weeks.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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