Working from home has become a concept that many have embraced as the new normal and the future of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing businesses worldwide to adopt remote work setups almost overnight.
However, Business Magnate and Investor, Elon Reeves Musk has stated that it is “morally wrong” for anyone to work remotely.
Speaking in an interview with CNBC’s David Faber, the Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter CEO described the people working remotely as “laptop classes”, saying that the issue extended beyond productivity concerns.
“It’s messed up to assume that, yes, they have to go to work, but you don’t. It’s not just a productivity thing, I think it’s morally wrong”, Mr. Musk opined.
“The laptop class is living in la la land. Look at the cars, are people working from home here? Of course not. The people building the cars, servicing the cars, building houses, fixing houses, or making the food, making all the things that people consume”, he added.