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Ex-Tesla Test-driver Uncertain of Future after recent layoffs, “We had no idea our jobs were at stake.”

Fremont, CA – In a shocking turn of events, a Tesla employee who test drove the company’s latest update to it’s self-driving car feature was surprisingly laid off during the recent wave of layoffs affecting the tech industry. The employee, who wishes to remain relevant, shared his story.

“I was just doing my job, test driving the new software or whatever, when suddenly the car started driving itself. I was shocked, I mean, this thing was just cruising down the road like it was no big deal,” the employee said. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is incredible, we’re really pushing the boundaries of technology here.’ And then, just as suddenly, I was out of a job.”

The employee went on to describe how he was caught off guard by the layoffs, and how he never imagined that the car he was testing would turn on him.

“I was so focused on the car that I didn’t see it coming. I mean, I knew that the tech industry was going through a rough patch, but I never thought I’d be laid off by a car,” he said.

When asked about the possibility that the car may have played a role in his termination, the employee was incredulous.

“Come on, the car didn’t fire me! It’s just a machine,” he said. “Besides, it’s not like it could have planned this or anything. Or could it?”

Despite his sudden unemployment, the employee remains optimistic about the future.

“I’m not worried, I’ll find something else. Maybe I’ll even end up working for one of Tesla’s competitors. Who knows?” he said. “But one thing’s for sure, I’ll never forget the day that a car took my job.”

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