Twitter’s San Francisco HQ is Elon Musk’s ‘new home’ – Times of India
“Looks like a hotel room”
BBC says it was provided with some photos of the newly-converted bedrooms, which San Francisco authorities are probing as a possible building code violation. One image shows a room with a double bed, including a wardrobe and slippers. “It looks like a hotel room,” one former worker was quoted as saying. One of the pictures that BBC shared showed sofas at Twitter being used as beds.
Earlier this week, a Forbes report claimed that the “modest bedrooms” have “unmade mattresses, drab curtains and giant conference-room telepresence monitors.” One such room has bright orange carpet, a wooden bedside table and apparently a queen-size bed, a table lamp and two office armchairs.
Musk regularly sleeps at Twitter HQ
Some former employees of Twitter have been cited as saying that Musk has been staying and regularly sleeping at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco since he bought the firm.
In a now-deleted tweet, Musk said that he would work and sleep in the office “until the org is fixed”.
Bloomberg reported that these bedrooms are also said to accommodate staff from Tesla and other Musk-owned businesses, “some of whom travel to Twitter for work meetings.”
Probe into ‘bedrooms’
Musk is taking heat from city authorities for converting office conference rooms into bedrooms. California state senator Scott Wiener told the BBC that Musk “is now making them [workers] sleep at Twitter. It’s clear that he doesn’t really care about people. He doesn’t care about the people who work for him.”
“We need to make sure the building is being used as intended,” CBS News cited a Department of Building Inspection official as saying. San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection says it is investigating potential violations following a complaint.
As per San Francisco Chronicle, the department official Patrick Hannan said that there are different rules for residential buildings, even those used for short-term stays.
This provoked a sharp response from the company’s new CEO who asked the city mayor London Breed about her priorities. “So [the] city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl,” he commented on a tweet by a journalist who shared the news.
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