Tesla workers are passing out on the factory floor, according to a report
Workers at Tesla's California car factory have been passing out and requiring rides in ambulances, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
The conditions at the factory suggest the lengths the company is going to in order to meet its extremely ambitious production goals, and the tension employees feel between their pride in being part of the company and the stress and exhaustion the company's goals are causing them, according to the report.
Fainting spells, dizziness, seizures and other symptoms have led to more than 100 calls to ambulances since 2014, according to incident reports obtained by the Guardian.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the publication in an interview that workers are "having a hard time, working long hours, and on hard jobs," but also said he cared deeply about their health and well-being.
This isn't exactly a ringing endorsement for workers in California by Elon Musk.
Sounds about like the Amazon shipping centers. There was an article a couple years ago which actually wasn't whitewashed, written about an Amazon shipping center in UK. The workers had only a very short break in their shift, and many of them spent most of that time just walking all the way across the facility to get to the the break center and back. A very high turnover rate and the survivors are all kinds of old guys with back problems, orthopedic injuries, and too afraid to take time off to go see a doctor. Also the first floor was unbearably hot in the Summer because they had to keep all the doors and windows locked due to theft. They have been adding robots and automation though.