After Elon Musk converted several rooms in the office into bedrooms for employees at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, city officials have launched an investigation into the matter, Forbes reported. The investigation comes after a complaint was made about the bedrooms, alleging possible breaches of building regulations. The complaint was made to the city’s 311 services by a user on the social media network itself, following the Forbes report.
Thank you for your request. This problem has been reported to the Building Inspectorate. Your message has been noted on existing service request number: 16152343. ^SL
— SF311 (@SF311) December 6, 2022
“We need to make sure the building is used as intended. There are different building codes for residential buildings, including those used for short stays,” said Patrick Hannan, the department’s communications director. Forbes in a statement.
This was announced by a spokesman for the building inspection department of the municipalitySan Francisco Chronicle that it would conduct a site inspection at Twitter’s headquarters in response to the complaint. “If we discover that suite 900 no longer complies with building code, we will issue a Notice of Violation,” said Mr. Hannan, referring to Twitter’s address. Meanwhile, the city archives also show that there have been no applications to convert part of the building to residential use.
Following news of the investigation, the Twitter chief reacted harshly, criticizing San Francisco Mayor London Breed, saying the company was unfairly attacked for “providing beds to tired employees.”
See the tweet here:
So City of SF is attacking companies that provide beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?https://t.co/M7QJWP7u0N
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 6, 2022
In a tweet, Mr Musk wrote: ”So the city of SF is attacking companies that provide beds to tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!? Along with the tweet, he also included a recent Chronicle report about a baby’s near death after he allegedly accidentally ingested fentanyl at a San Francisco playground.
In recent weeks, Mr. Musk has converted several rooms at the company’s San Francisco headquarters into sleeping quarters for staff. From Forbes, the rooms come with unmade mattresses, drab curtains and giant telepresence monitors in the conference room. That’s not all, one of the rooms has bright orange carpeting, a wooden nightstand, a queen size bed with a table lamp and two office armchairs. After taking over the company and laying off about 3,700 employees, nearly half the workforce, he gave the remaining staff an ultimatum to commit to “hardcore” Twitter.
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