Regulators are investigating Twitter’s newly revamped office space, which has bedrooms for employees.
Forbes reported this week Elon Musk’s Twitter 2.0 welcomed employees with modest bedrooms with mattresses, curtains, and conference-room monitors.
A source said each floor has four to eight sleeping chambers, some of which seem to be occupied.
Twitter users have notified the San Francisco Department of Buildings Inspection, and the agency soon confirmed it’s looking into the matter.
There are various building code regulations for residential buildings, including those used for temporary stays.
Patrick Hannan, the department’s communications director said: “These codes ensure people are using spaces safely.”
Hannan added the agency intends to start an investigation within 72 hours and will do a site inspection of the building.
He said: “Everyone in San Francisco deserves a safe place to live, work, play and sleep and no one is above the law.”
Musk tweeted the city’s reaction and mocked it as an example of misplaced priorities.
He said: “So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities.”
Soon after acquiring Twitter, Musk did a quick overhaul which started by firing over half of its employees in addition to removing its top leaders.
He urged workers to be “super hardcore” in an effort to make it profitable.
The Tesla CEO is known for his unconventional working style and personality.
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He revealed sleeping at a Tesla production plant to meet deadlines.
A source said providing bedrooms at Twitter “makes sense to an extent” since workers were “already putting in late nights” at the firm.
But another source said the beds amount to “another unspoken sign of disrespect” from Musk, though they appeared “comfortable.”
Source: CBS News