Elon’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Month
Two executives head for the exits as Musk blazes up and Tesla’s stock price plummets.
Two top Tesla executives just jumped ship, the company’s share price is down 9 percent, and the CEO is busying himself smoking weed, doing podcasts and tossing accusations of pedophilia around. You could say things aren’t going so great for Tesla and Elon Musk these past few weeks.
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Headed for the exits: Tesla’s top accountant, Dave Morton, is out the door after being hired on July 30. Morton said the reason he’s leaving is because "the level of public attention placed on the company, as well as the pace within the company, have exceeded my expectations,” but that he still believed in the firm. Despite the public profession of confidence, CNBC reports that Morton decided to quit after just two weeks because he “wasn't being heard or understood.” Morton reportedly found Musk uninterested in grappling with the challenges behind taking Tesla private after a surprise announcement of the idea on Twitter.