Tesla is laying off recently hired workers

Tesla employees who started working just a few months or even weeks ago have been laid off, while others

lost their job offers as the company begins to carry out the cuts announced by Elon Musk in early June. Discuss

One of the senior staff who startedonly work earlier this year, told Business Insider that he was shocked when he was told he was being fired. As a manager, he was confident that his position was secure.

According to him, layoffs occur “on the basis ofperformance appraisals, but I don't think that's true because I've only been with Tesla for a few months and I haven't set any goals or performance appraisals yet. I asked what metrics they use, but they refused to tell me."

Ian Abshire, who was part of the recruiting team, wrote that he was fired after just two weeks on the job.

In early June, Musk told Tesla executives to suspend hiring because he had a "very bad feeling" about the economy and needed to cut 10% of the company's workforce.