Sunday, July 10, 2022

Tweet of the Day- Musk

If even a stopped clock is right twice a day, Donald Trump probably is right roughly twice a year. and he was right in Alaska in Saturday about a famous multi-billionaire:

Pe` has Elon Musk pegged:

Even before the move to buy, or not buy, Twitter, it had become clear who (or rather, what) Elon Musk is. Two months ago,.the Guardian explained

How do you become the richest man in the world? In Elon Musk’s case, part of it involves making workers in China put in hours that would be unacceptable according to labor norms elsewhere.

On Tuesday, the Tesla boss praised Chinese factory workers for pulling extreme hours while taking a shot at American workers. “There is just a lot of super talented hardworking people in China who strongly believe in manufacturing,” the billionaire said. “They won’t just be burning the midnight oil, they will be burning the 3am oil, they won’t even leave the factory type of thing, whereas in America people are trying to avoid going to work at all.”

Musk’s comment comes as Tesla’s massive Shanghai “Giga-factory” pushes its workers to the limit to meet production targets amid an ongoing pandemic lockdown.

In April, Tesla restricted its Shanghai workers from leaving the factory under a so-called “closed-loop” system originally developed by Chinese authorities to contain Beijing Olympics participants. While locked inside, the workers were reportedly made to work 12-hour shifts, six days in a row, and to sleep on factory floors. Production at the plant was forced to halt this week due to parts shortages, the company said.

Labor rights and safety violations have been reported at Tesla’s Shanghai factory since it opened in 2018, with some workers making as little as $1,500 a month in what an investigation by local journalists called the “Giga-sweatshop.”

Even in the United States, Musk is well known for his disregard for labor norms and work-life balance....

Elon Musk probably is the "bull _ _ _  artist" Trump claims he is, especially because the latter knows more about slinging bull than almost anyone alive.  However, he also is a hypocrite, complaining about mask mandates in the USA while ramping up production in a country which would jail his workers if they break quarantine to leave the factory.  Better (worse yet, he's a hypocrite contemptuous of American workers- hence of Americans- because they'd rather spend 3 a.m. at home than at work.

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