Tough time to be a Tesla employee. Hundreds have been fired in one fell swoop, supposedly due to performance. Or lack thereof. Hard to watch for those of us who've gone through similar circumstances. On the other hand, if a number of these departments were responsible, in part, for the poor production numbers of the Model 3, I can see the benefit of cleaning house. According to Tesla, most of the people let go will be replaced, though I can imagine there are those who are saying it's a sign of Tesla's impending collapse. (In the eyes of certain, short position stock traders and, sadly, supposed auto journalists, Tesla has been about to collapse for the past 10 years.) Reading some reports about working conditions from current and former employees, I can't help but think Tesla has a lot of room for improvement in its Fremont factory. It's great to see what the company has achieved and I love its future ambitions, but I worry some of that comes at a cost to employees quality of life. Sure, if people aren't happy working there, they can always leave and try to find something else, but I've heard a number of people who really loved working there and what the company was striving for, but still were negatively impacted by conditions.