• @[email protected]
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    412 months ago

    Why not just lay off the most useless employees that don’t do much to help the company first until you’ve made up the money required to keep the company afloat?

    So just lay off Elon.

    • @[email protected]
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      312 months ago

      Because it’s a meme-stock whose entire investor value is based on believing Elon’s obvious lies.

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        252 months ago

        It seemed apparent to me the very first time he was on Joe Rohan that this dude wasn’t a genius, and that people have conflated his social awkwardness mixed with confidence and being noticeably on the autism spectrum with genius because that’s how they’re portrayed in movies. There’s also a helping of Americans worshiping the rich as geniuses in there. It’s weird to me that people still believe he’s a genius after so many obvious flubs that are only done by idiots.

        • @[email protected]
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          162 months ago

          I’m not one to typically whine about “late stage capitalism” but there are definitely some issues with the system when stocks like DJT and TSLA can be worth billions despite obvious corporate failings just due to the charisma of their figurehead.

          Like - how is it that we make a guy a multi-billionaire just for being an asshole? In what world is that “just”?

          • @ArbiterXero
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            42 months ago

            That’s the gimmick…. They’re worth billions “in theory” based on the last known price times the number of shares available.

            …… but it’s only actually worth what someone will pay for it……

            So the second they go to sell, they’ll find out that the “last sale price” was wildly inflated.

            Sometimes they take small handfuls and sell it to “themselves “ to try and make it look like the stock is moving and selling for higher than it’s actually worth.

            This is the difference between “on paper” and “liquidity”

            • @[email protected]
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              62 months ago

              All this nonsense has no basis in actual production and does nothing to actually benefit society, why is this the metric by which they control the world.

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              02 months ago

              Elon sold billions in TSLA to buy Twitter though. It’s not liquid but it’s real enough.

              • @ArbiterXero
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                42 months ago

                It’s real once he sold it, until then it’s really not.

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                  12 months ago

                  I mean… Yeah. This is “technically correct”. But would you say “no” to 1,000,000 options in TSLA?

        • @MotoAsh
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          It’s easy: Those people that still admire him are too stupid and uninformed to even know how badly he’s flubbed. They think “still rich” equals “smart”. They also fail to realize the difference between 1,000,000,000 dollars and 1,000,000 dollars … is almost 1,000,000,000 dollars. They’re too stupid to understand how undeserving he is on every level.

  • Cloudless ☼
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    262 months ago

    Because of what Musk has been saying, especially about Russia, I stopped considering buying a Tesla.

    And I know I am not alone.

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      You are not alone but also here is the conflicting part,

      Musk isnt Tesla, and while none of this news is nice. The only other competition is China. Coupled with more than likely Tesla will move towards total automation. This is just the beginning

  • @reddig33
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    202 months ago

    Saddened by this. Elon is the problem, not the workers. Hopefully this will be a wake up call for the shareholders to vote him out instead of letting him run the company into the ground.

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      92 months ago

      The Shareholders love these moves though as it instantly bolsters profit margins for that fiscal quarter.

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    142 months ago

    If you buy a Tesla, just know both the political right and left are laughing at you for two different reasons.

  • GladiusB
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    82 months ago

    I saw like 3 positions for Tesla when I was looking for a job 2 months ago. Wtf?

  • @Kyrgizion
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    62 months ago

    I bet if you take 10% off Elon’s body, he becomes more productive as well. Shall we try it? Feet first.