Hugo Martínez is a Tesla shareholder and “soon-to-be Model 3 owner.” As a lover of all things Tesla, it seemed like a logical next step to apply for a job at Tesla’s new Monterrey plant in Mexico. Unfortunately, his application for “Logistics Manager, Supply Chain” was rejected.
So he went on Twitter and he posted a photo of the rejection letter. “They just passed on the best supply chain manager in the country,” he wrote. Almost 150 thousand people saw the post, and it didn’t take long for many of them to call B.S.
This is my rejection letter from @Tesla for SCM position at GF Monterrey. They just passed on the best supply chain manager in the country. Also an all im $TSLA investor and soon to be Model 3 owner @elonmusk— Hugo Martínez (@hugocesar87) May 2, 2023
It was good rejection letter btw! I'll keep asking pic.twitter.com/vUN7Xasn1D
Martinez seems positive and motivated, and many people were quick to offer him condolences and encouragement. Others, however, wanted to get to the bottom of his ‘best supply chain manager in the country’ claim. “If you were hired, what would you change?” one person asked. His answer left much to be desired.
If you were hired, what would you change?— Yaman Tasdivar (@ValueAnalyst1) May 3, 2023
Tesla needs to sell every single car they build ASAP, you may not need to change anything right now just make sure deliveries targets are met every single quarter and help the company grow deliveries as promised at the lower cost possible.— Hugo Martínez (@hugocesar87) May 3, 2023
I just have knowledge and understanding of global supply chain management, distribution methods, global transportation services and inventory management. Knowledge in all areas of import / export, regulatory and logistics management. Its what I know about SCM maybe not enough— Hugo Martínez (@hugocesar87) May 3, 2023
“I guess HR already asked that,” one person joked. “I would just like, to sell more cars,” another person mocked.
based on this comment alone, tesla made the right call.— Dickson_ (@CowboysDickson) May 4, 2023
So now the company will know each time you apply to a job and get rejected it will be posted here? Of course post what you like but doesn’t seem as professional imo— Tesla Owners Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) May 3, 2023
Martinez’s Twitter bio reads “You win some, lose some. It's all the same to me.” Hopefully, that means he’s not taking his rejection too harshly, and that the delivery of his Model 3 will cheer him up.
In the meantime, he might want to reassess his skill set before making another go at a Tesla gig.