To say Tesla is having a rather bizarre end to the summer is a massive understatement.
Adding even more fuel to the fire is the unexpected resignation of Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton after a mere month on the job over the “public attention” received by the company.
Too Much for Me
When Dave Morton signed on with Tesla, he apparently had not been reading the papers lately.
After taking the job in late July, the company exec was apparently put off by the number of headlines Tesla has been grabbing lately.
Citing the “public attention placed on the company,” Morton decided to call it quits.
He did, however, want to make it clear that is the ONLY reason he is leaving the company.
Upon his departure, Morton stated, “I want to be clear that I believe strongly in Tesla, its mission, and its future prospects, and I have no disagreements with Tesla’s leadership or its financial reporting.”
Morton is not alone, apparently, as Tesla seems to be going through a minor crisis lately with executive-level management.
In August, the company’s Chief Human Resources officer bolted after only 15 months on the job.
One would expect the owner of a company as prominent as Tesla to be professional at all times in public.
That, however, is not founder Elon Musk’s style, something he very much proved during a recent interview.
While sitting down with Joe Rogan for a live interview, Musk partook in a little weed and whiskey.
Rogan was smoking a cigarette with marijuana and offered to share it with Musk.
When Rogan said Musk “probably can’t because of stockholders,” Musk simply asked, “I mean, it’s legal, right?”
Musk then took a healthy toke and investors apparently started to hit the panic button.
The stock price plummeted by more than six percent during Friday trading.
Apparently, Morton is not the only one concerned with the type of media attention the company is getting these days.