Drivers for ‘The Boring Company’ are allegedly given secret scripts to cut conversations short
Elon Musk doesn’t like conversation with mere commoners
When an employee is talking about their company the boss will be sitting there with their fingers crossed hoping that the employee isn’t going to say anything bad about their company. As always here Elon Musk has reportedly taken it to the next level.
For drivers driving around the Las Vegas Convention center drivers are given ‘ride scripts’ to make Tesla and Elon Musk sound brilliant, make it out as if they are highly intelligent and pretend that problems with Musk’s companies like Autopilot crashes never existed.
Here is some basic examples of this alleged script with questions expected from passengers(Q) and how the drivers are expected to answer(A):
Q: How long have you been with the company?
A: “Long enough to know these tunnels pretty well!”
Q: Do you know anything about Tesla crashes?/ How many crashes?/ anything relating to Autopilot faults.
A: I do not know how many ‘accidents’ have happened. If you want more infomation you should ‘reach out to the company.‘
Q: What do you think of Elon Musk?
A: “He’s awesome/ inspiring/ motivating”
Q: What is it like to work for Elon Musk?
A: “Yup, he’s a great leader! He motivates us to do great work. He is very involved and supportive.”
Q: What do you think of Elon Musk’s controversial comments on Twitter?
A: “Elon is a public figure. We’re just here to provide an awesome transportation experience!“
Q: On the internet there have been stories about toxic working environments for Elon Musk’s companies. Is that your experience?
A: “I haven’t seen that article, but that hasn’t been my experience.”
How true is the emotion here?
The ironic thing about the response to the Autopilot fears is that Tesla shut down their PR department and getting a response from Tesla is about as likely as seeing pigs fly.
The idea behind these answers is to reassure customers that they are perfectly safe, make Elon Musk sound like their lord and saviour and end the conversation quickly in a fashion that is supposed to feel natural.
The worst part though is that they jump to conclusions before they know what there is to jump to. For example about the toxic environments they say that they are unaware of the article but it was untrue. Isn’t that just slightly contradictory?
The main thing stressed though is to ‘keep conversation to a minimum.’
It sounds like Elon Musk might need a therapist to help him after all to relieve his mind.