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Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SocalMS, May 18, 2017.

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  1. SocalMS

    SocalMS Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    Los Angeles
    #1 SocalMS, May 18, 2017
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    Original Source: Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'

    When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing.

    The appetite for Musk’s electric cars, and his promise to disrupt the carbon-reliant automobile industry, has helped Tesla’s value exceed that of both Ford and, briefly, General Motors (GM). But some of the human workers who share the factory with their robotic counterparts complain of grueling pressure – which they attribute to Musk’s aggressive production goals – and sometimes life-changing injuries.

    Ambulances have been called more than 100 times since 2014 for workers experiencing fainting spells, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pains, according to incident reports obtained by the Guardian. Hundreds more were called for injuries and other medical issues.

    ** So Elon says one thing to investors but conducts business in a different way in his factories?

    Does it surprise anyone that cars continue to come out defective...
  2. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

    Apr 2, 2016
  3. oktane

    oktane Active Member

    Oct 25, 2016
    Is that why my car is assembled so poorly? It all makes sense now....low moral and employees who are not happy to be there.

    Dear Tesla, please take a lesson from the Germans and see how a factory is supposed to run.
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