Investigation of the rooms installed at Twitter by Elon Musk

Vanity Fair

Elon Musk warned that he expected unfailing dedication and extreme productivism from his employees. However, it was with amazement that the public discovered several photos, published by the BBC, of ​​certain offices transformed into real dormitories. Indeed, after the ban on teleworking and unfair dismissals, the media clown of the blue bird social network has found a new way to offend public opinion. At Twitter headquarters, employees can now sleep on site to maximize their productivity. In photos widely circulated on social networks, some Twitter offices appear transformed into bedrooms. We thus see a conference room that looks like a hotel room, equipped not only with a double bed, but also with bedside tables and slippers for the employees.

If this “bedroom” appears rather luxurious, most of the images show on the other hand more basic installations, like sofas transformed into beds with the help of a simple sheet and a pillow. In other rooms of the head office, some employees have also installed washing machines so that they can do their laundry without having to go home. Last November, employees denounced their working conditions by posting photos on Twitter of them sleeping on the floor, in a sleeping bag.

An ongoing investigation

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Building Inspection Department said it had opened an investigation into several complaints against Twitter. Alerted by numerous accusations, the city of San Francisco said it had opened an investigation to ensure the legality of the premises. “We investigate all complaints. We need to make sure the building is used as intended,” said patrick hannan, spokesperson for the department, in an email. “There are different building code requirements for residential buildings, including those used for short-term stays. These codes ensure that people use the spaces safely. No one is above the law,” he said.

The brash billionaire appeared to back up the report, writing on Twitter, “So the city of SF is attacking companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities London Breed ! ? “, he wrote, quoting the mayor of San Francisco.

Last month, Twitter’s director of product management, Esther Crawford, was photographed in a sleeping bag, wearing an eye mask in what appeared to be a labor room. “When your team is working around the clock to meet deadlines, sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork,” she wrote in a tweet. A variant of the well-known #LoveWhereYouWork, “love your workplace”.

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