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“That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are,” Tesla overlord Elon Musk wrote to an employee who missed a work event because his child was being born. JFC. Can you top this?


The Muskrat’s high-and-mighty scolding went on: “We’re changing the world and changing history, and you either commit or you don’t.” Somewhere in Elysium the kind-hearted Nikola Tesla is weeping to see his name conflated with such asshattery.

Listen, I respect Tesla Co.’s work, but the work ethic Musk seems to expect from actual human non-billionaire beings is insane. I have a feeling the company’s next project will be robot minions designed to never fail Musk through daring to reproduce, or maybe a cryo-womb so that he will not be put out by unscheduled events like “births” ever again.


We’ve all likely received some terrible, awful, profoundly unfair work emails in our time. If Musk’s rant rings a bell, let us know. Tell us about the most ridiculous emails and inconceivable boss dressing-downs you’ve had the displeasure to receive. If you still happen to have the text, this is what copy/paste was made for.

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