Factories that fixed their problems don't have their parking lots catch on fire, y'all.
source: have personally inspected hundreds of facilities.
Read this article. There's too much shambolic to fit into tweets.
You know, that one place where you're spraying a bunch of flammable liquids around. That place!
• paint booths (basically, do the spraying inside tents w a fume hood)
• so much training"
• sprinklers: so caked up with paint, water can't come out anymore
• ventilation: idk man how good can it be if the sprinklers are CAKED UP WITH PAINT
• oh they did paint booths bc they look Official
• invest? in PEOPLE?! lol
Also- if the ventilation is so bad that sprinklers are too caked up with paint to function, let's take a moment to consider what workers' lungs look like. Their workers are right to worry.
There are some doubts as to whether this guy can be real.
My $0.02: I've (briefly) had negligent horror clients before, and everything this dude has to say checks out.
2. Promise investors amazing returns on short timeline.
3. Company discovers doing the thing is actually? really hard?
4. Cut every possible corner to meet timeline
5. Shit catches fire
Tesla's not magic. It's just same negligent bullshit, different day. Down to the fires.
• Overly ambitious promises to investors, that the investors actually believed
• The Darth Vader school of management.
Their entire value proposition is, in many ways, emotional. So "believing in the mission" takes way outsized importance.
That cult-like behavior can crop up in any shitty workplace, but the sustainability angle just cranks it all up to the nth degree.
Tesla & Chipotle are just two really great recent examples.