SpaceX fired employees who criticized CEO Elon Musk

SpaceX fires employees involved in letter critical of Elon Musk, Company.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, terminated some employees at SpaceX, the private rocket ship company.  It’s unclear why so many SpaceX employees were fired, but Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX, on Friday (yesterday) sent an email stating that the corporation has fired employees who put together and distributed the letter.  Musk’s actions, according to the letter have been a  ” regular source of distraction and humiliation for us, particularly in recent weeks. ”

The New York Times published the first story on the subject, based on information from three individuals acquainted with the incident. Shotwell made it apparent that the business considered they had passed an unacceptably high boundary. The firing occurred on the same day,  Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time about his $44 billion deal to add that social media service to his business empire.

According to the New York Times, ” The letter, solicitations, and general process made employees feel uncomfortable, intimidated, and harassed, and/or outraged since the letter pressed them to sign onto something that did not reflect their values.” “There is no need for this kind of overreaching activity since we have too many important tasks to do.”

The open letter from SpaceX employees painted the corporation in a negative image. “As our CEO and most prominent spokesperson, Elon is seen as the face of SpaceX — every tweet that Elon sends is a de facto public statement by the company,” the open letter said. “It is critical to make clear to our teams and to our potential talent pool that his messaging does not reflect our work, our mission, or our values.”