D​rivers for ‘The Boring Company’ are allegedly given secret scripts to cut conversations short

E​lon Musk doesn’t like conversation with mere commoners

7w ago

W​hen 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.

F​or 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.

H​ere 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.”

H​ow true is the emotion here?

H​ow true is the emotion here?

T​he 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.

T​he 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.

T​he 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?

T​he main thing stressed though is to ‘keep conversation to a minimum.’

I​t sounds like Elon Musk might need a therapist to help him after all to relieve his mind.

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Comments (16)

  • Bordering dictator like if you ask me. Making yourself seem like the greatest thing to happen to this world and your company amazing to work at even though both of those have been said to be false by first hand accounts. Hmmm. Just a thought.

      1 month ago
  • Why must an egotistical sociopath be such a cultural icon as to get away with half the BS he gets away with. No surprise he doesn't allow his workers to say he's an utter turd who pays no taxes while working conditions in his factories are squalid.

      1 month ago
  • Here I thought Chevrolet's "real people, not actors" was bad. This is certainly worse.

      1 month ago
  • I've seen this before, only it was with Amazon pickers in warehouses

      1 month ago
  • I personally don't give a porcupine's wind what the employees say when interviewed, but why those Teslas have to look like two generations' old Mazda 3s?! With all the world's designers and CG this is their best?! Oh, please!!

      1 month ago
    • I have been thinking the same for awhile. The reason, I feel, is that the cars are designed from inside out. So the interior environment is the driving priority. The requirement for a light airy feeling cabin necessitates a larger glass...

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        1 month ago
    • You are right, and that was rhe reasoning in one of my latest arguments about the ins and outs of the Toyota RAV4. IMHO they did a good job with exterior design. But again, IMHO a new brand should strive to differentiate. If they are afraid of...

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        1 month ago