Elon Musk defended Twitter’s controversial decision to install temporary bedrooms in its offices on Tuesday night after San Francisco officials said they were investigating a complaint about the move.
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“So instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl, the city of SF is attacking companies that provide beds for tired employees” Musk tweeted. “Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?”
Twitter has come under intense scrutiny after reports surfaced that Musk had turned empty offices and conference rooms into vacation spots complete with beds and sheets.
Hours after the reports, San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection confirmed it was investigating whether the dorms violated city codes.
A spokesman for San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspections said officials “need to make sure the building is being used for its intended purpose.”
“There are different building code requirements for residential properties, including short-term stays,” said department spokesman Patrick Hannan. said in the statement. “Everyone in San Francisco deserves a safe place to live, work, play and sleep, and no one is above the law.”
Musk is encouraging the rest of Twitter’s staff to embrace a “hard-working” work culture as he tries to reinvent the social media site. Last month, the billionaire sent out an email asking workers who survived a massive round of layoffs to “opt in” to his plan or leave the company.
Forbes, which hostels are reported for the first timethey say they have “sleeping rooms reminiscent of gloomy hotel rooms”, “unmade mattresses, faded curtains and telepresence monitors in a huge conference room”.
One room at the dealership is described as having a queen-size bed, wooden bedspreads and a bright orange carpet. One source said there were “four to eight per floor” and complained that the bedrooms “do not look good”.
“This is another unspoken sign of disrespect. No discussion. It’s like the beds are coming out,” said a Forbes source.
A A separate report from Insider said “dozens” of vacant offices had been converted into dormitories. The rooms will be used primarily by members of Musk’s transition team at Twitter, including employees at his other companies Tesla and The Boring Company, as well as out-of-town employees, the sources said.
One of Musk’s closest advisers, Jared Birchall, reportedly claimed one of the rooms.
As The Post reported in November, Twitter employee Esther Crawford was photographed relaxing in a sleeping bag at the company’s offices. The image comes as Musk has announced firm timelines for his revamped Twitter Blue subscription service.
“When your team is trying to meet deadlines all day, sometimes you #SleepAtWork,” Crawford wrote at the time.