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Ex-Tesla employees who were laid off this week are surprisingly praising the automaker in LinkedIn posts

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Ex-Tesla employees who were laid off this week are surprisingly praising the automaker in LinkedIn posts

Tesla is firing around 9% of its employees.
Some former employees have shared their experiences on LinkedIn , taking a mostly positive tone.
Like Instagram, LinkedIn encourages users to present an idealized version of themselves.
On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is firing around 9% of its employees .
In an email to employees he shared on Twitter , Musk said Tesla had developed redundancies in some job functions that were no longer necessary.
"We made these decisions by evaluating the criticality of each position, whether certain jobs could be done more efficiently and productively, and by assessing the specific skills and abilities of each individual in the company," he said.
Some employees who were fired have shared their experiences on LinkedIn, and their posts illustrate how the networking platform has come to resemble Instagram.
Social media encourages self-flattery
The original idea behind social media was to allow people to stay in touch with friends and discreetly learn information...

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