Elon Musk apparently has a heightened sense of smell, which means people can't wear perfume or cologne in job interviews
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk apparently has a quite sensitive nose, according to WIRED.
- The billionaire once complained the smell from a heating vat of silicon could kill people.
- Job candidates have even been told to avoid strong perfumes or colognes, the magazine said.
Job candidates at Tesla are told to avoid strong-smelling perfume when meeting CEO Elon Musk, according to a new profile in WIRED.In another instance, Musk said the vapors from a vat of liquid silicon - which smelled like plastic when heated -"were going to kill people."
It's far from the chief executive's strangest quirk. From flamethrowers to rockets, the billionaire knows how to make a splash. Of course, that ambition to change the world hasn't come without backlash.Read more: Tesla's new in-house clinic may have helped the company avoid reporting some injuries: Report
SEC settlements aside, experts have criticized his management style and expectations of much more than a 40-hour work week. At one point, he defended the rigorous schedule and a habit of sleeping at Tesla's factory, saying that "nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week." Without the time commitment, Tesla would not be able to exist, he said.Read the full WIRED profile here.
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