Love your job? Tesla chief Elon Musk says change the world, work 100 HOURS a week, reveals formula; flags exponential pain

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Nov 28, 2018, 12:19 PM IST

Want to change the world? Well, according to Tesla chief Elon Musk, you will need to work at least 80 hours per week! Yes, you read that right! This is exactly what Tesla's chief executive officer (CEO) says in one of his tweets. This is no small number as most organisations around the world have gravitated to following an under 50-hour work week and some in Europe are eyeing an under 40-hour week! Let's have a look at what all Tesla chief Elon Musk 'formula' is all about and what he has to say about human working hours and changing the world forever:


Elon Musk quote: There are way easier places to work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week.

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Elon Musk: But if you love what you do, it (mostly) doesn’t feel like work

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When another Twitter user asked exactly how many working hours are needed in order to change the world, Elon Musk replied this way.

Elon Musk: Varies per person, but about 80 sustained, peaking above 100 at times. Pain level increases exponentially above 80.

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A report by said in its report in August that Elon Musk says he is working 120 hours a week. That translates to just over 17 hours a day, more than 6,240 hours per year and, over the next 10 years, over 62,400 hours of work, leaving corporates and common man globally shocked and awed in equal measure.

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According to a report by Bloomberg earlier this year, the employees of Tesla were working 12-16 years per day under pressure to avoid delays and meet a goal of 5,000 cars per week.

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Elon Musk: Tesla is trying to revive from financial ruin during its frantic and costly effort to ramp up production of Model 3 sedan.

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Elon Musk: The company was bleeding money like crazy, and if we didn’t solve these problems in a very short period of time, we would die.

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