The employees of Space X wrote a letter in which they pointed to Elon Musk for having behaviors that project a negative image of the company.
In accordance with TheVergeonce the writing has collected several signatures of conformity, it will be delivered to Space X president Gwynne Shotwell.
The document points to the CEO of the company for his messages on Twitter, which do not reflect the work, mission or values of Space X, employees believe that criticizing other employers is not appropriate for Elon considering his public position.
For example, the publication was mentioned where he attacked Blue OriginJeff Bezos’ space company. “I can’t put it into orbit lol” was read at the time.
Another situation of this type was a tweet that Elon shared and published an image of Bill Gates accompanied by an emoji of a pregnant man; in the description he wrote: “In case you want an erection to go down fast.”
In the letter you can also read that Musk’s actions are affecting the image of Space X; a situation with which employees “of all spectrums of gender, ethnicity, antiquity Y technical positions”.
It should be noted that it is unknown who wrote the document, but it is collecting signatures in a publication of Microsoft Teams in which comments are not allowed.
That is the platform used by Space X employees for their daily work and so far, has been shared with at least 2,600 workers.
In accordance with TheVergeIn a fragment of the letter the following can be read:
“Elon’s behavior in the public sphere is a constant source of distraction and shame on usparticularly in recent weeks (…) as our most prominent CEO and spokesperson, Elon is seen as the face of SpaceX: every tweet Elon sends is a public statement de facto of the company. It is critical to make it clear to our teams and our potential pool of talent that your message does not reflect our work, our mission or our values.”
Within the same text of disagreement some rules with which Space X employees are governed were mentionedin this aerospace company there is a policy of “Not stupid” (no assholes), that is, a pejorative insult for the abusive and also, zero tolerance against sexual harassment.
The people who work in the company are looking for Elon to clarify what exactly these rules refer to, and they would also be asking for them to be fully followed within Space X.
The letter began to spread after an Insider report that it was claimed that apparently the company Space X paid a settlement of USD 250 thousand to a woman to prevent her from supporting the case of harassment that she would have suffered.
Apparently, Elon Musk would have exposed himself to her and also proposed to her during a massage, too It was spread that the businessman wanted to buy him a horse as a way of convincing him.
For his part, Musk denied the accusation, saying the following: “If I were inclined to engage in sexual harassment, it is unlikely that this would be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it has come to light.” Similarly, he posted a joke on Twitter in which he wrote: “Hey Chad, long time no see. Well, if you touch my sausage, you can have a horse.”
Another former Space X employee noted in December 2021 that there was “widespread sexual harassment at the company.” In this regard, the president Gwynne Shotwell assured that the issue would be addressed from Human Resources, in addition to sending an email reminding employees of the policy of “Not stupid” (not assholes).
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Space X employees point out Elon Musk for creating a bad image of the company