Tesla’s Singapore country manager Christopher Bousigues laid off one year after being hired

Christopher Bousigues
Credit: LinkedIn

Tesla has laid off Christopher Bousigues, exactly one year after hiring him to help expand the company’s presence in Singapore.

Bousigues held the title of Singapore country manager from June 2021 until Saturday, when he announced on LinkedIn that he had been laid off as part of Tesla’s plans to cut a number of its salaried workers.

“Tesla announced a 10% of workforce reduction. My role was chosen to be eliminated as of today,” he wrote. (via CNBC)

The former employee then went on to highlights his accomplishments over the past 12 months at Tesla, which included setting up two showrooms, one Service Center, and helping to build seven Superchargers across the island nation.

Despite the positive tone of his message on LinkedIn, Bousigues had a few choice words for his former boss on Twitter.

One day after posting his announcement on LinkedIn, Musk tweeted “Words are beautiful,” to which Bousigues replied “Then read my email entitled “Can there be fairness without trust?” Maybe in your junk folder.”

In an email earlier this month Musk announced plans to cut “salaried headcount by 10% as we have become overstaffed in several areas”. Musk clarified that the cuts would be limited to salaried workers, and the number of hourly workers would increase, as would Tesla’s overall head count.

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