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I’m not under any fucking NDA and I’d be glad to tell you how @Tesla laid off my disabled veteran husband then cancelled his sign on bonus and every fucking penny of his 2018 performance bonus. #tesla #ElonMusk
We moved our family from NY to CA because we were thrilled to work for @Tesla and believed in the mission. My husband worked so hard and loved his job. He received high praise every year for his performance reviews. He was so proud of his job.
They laid him off at the end of the day. He was misled that his section, including him, was safe from lay offs. They took his laptop 10 minutes after he found out and he couldn’t save his personal files. They escorted him “walk of shame” to HR like a criminal. He was humiliated.
They gave him ZERO paperwork and said “we’ll email it to you”. This was Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend. Well, we just received the email and they scammed us out of his remaining sign on bonus and just fucking cancelled his 2018 performance bonus like it never existed.
We are not rich. We are barely making ends meet. We live in a tiny little 2 bedroom apartment with our son and pay almost $3000 in rent. But it was okay that @Tesla didn’t pay much because the bonuses were going to make up for it over time.
We believed in the mission. We chose to sacrifice a little and we were understanding about Tesla only giving bonuses broken down in payments over 4 years. Never, ever did it occur to us that they’d just “cancel” all our money and throw my husband away like he did something wrong.
We’re shattered. Devasted. And fucking broke. @Tesla, shame on you. I know lay offs are a part of life, but you really took the low road and kicked your loyal employee in the balls when he was down.
Oh, I know eventually we’ll be all right. My husband is brilliant, honest, and a hard worker. He’s got a great resume and he’ll find a job quickly. But right now, we’re broke, numb, pissed, and hoping for some fucking accountability with @Tesla. /end
Update: Turns out CA has some airtight laws about giving employees 60 day notice of lay offs. @Tesla has a brilliant work around, we are discovering. So they gave us 60 days on payroll (base pay, those bonus payments are gooone) but there’s a fun string attached....
If we don’t sign the exit packet, including an NDA and other blah blah blah papers, they will pull the 60 days of payroll. I’m not a labor attorney but that sure sounds like horse shit.
Because I’m not a labor attorney I got this part wrong the first twelve times I read it. (Legalese amirite?) If we don’t sign, they pull 60 days health insurance but not the actual payroll. Not complete horse shit but still horse shitty. /end correction
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