Elon Musk, Twitter’s new CEO, has converted some office space in the company’s San Francisco headquarters into bedrooms, ostensibly for tired employees working under his new “hardcore” work ethic. Not only has this piqued the interest of social media users, but also of the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection, which has launched an investigation into the firm because the building is only registered as a commercial one.
In the midst of all of this, images of beds, futon couches, and sofas covered in sheets and pillows have surfaced on the internet. The images, which showed makeshift bedrooms with minimal furniture, were shared on Twitter by James Clayton, according to the BBC. The BBC has obtained pictures of inside Twitter, including rooms that have been converted into bedrooms for staff to sleep in.
One image showed a room with a wardrobe, while another showed several sofas that had been converted into single beds. One image showed a note on a mattress with slippers. Mr. Clayton also shared a video of a washing machine that had been installed for staff to use to wash their clothes.
According to Forbes, each floor has four-to-eight-bedroom pods. Unmade mattresses, drab curtains, and massive conference-room telepresence monitors adorn the rooms. Not only that, but one of the rooms has orange carpeting, a wooden bedside table, a queen bed with a table lamp, and two office armchairs.
Following the announcement of the investigation, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reacted angrily, criticizing San Francisco Mayor London Breed and claiming that the company was being unfairly attacked for “providing beds for tired employees.” Along with the tweet, Mr. Musk attached a recent Chronicle report about a baby who allegedly accidentally ingested fentanyl at a San Francisco playground.
Notably, since taking over Twitter last month, the tech billionaire has fired roughly half of the staff, scrapped a work-from-home policy, and imposed long hours.