The BBC has obtained photos of Twitter office spaces that have been turned into bedrooms, which San Francisco authorities are investigating as a possible building code violation.
One of the images shows a room with a double bed, including a wardrobe and slippers.
A former employee said Twitter’s new chief, Elon Musk, has stayed at the headquarters since he bought the company.
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Last month, he sent an email to all Twitter employees telling them they “will have to be extremely tough” to succeed.
San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection confirmed it is investigating possible violations following a complaint.
Musk said the city is attacking companies for offering beds to “tired employees.” In a now-deleted tweet, Musk posted that he would work and sleep in the office “until the org is fixed.”
The BBC got italso images of sofas from Twitter used as beds.
Another conference room has an alarm clock and a painting placed above a makeshift bed.
Changes in the company since it was taken over by Musk
Last month, Mr Musk – who completed his takeover of Twitter in October – sent an email to all employees at the company saying they would have to work “long hours at high intensity”.
“Only an exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade,” he wrote.
Scott Wiener, a California state senator, told the BBC on Wednesday: “Now they’re forcing (workers) to sleep on Twitter. It’s clear that he doesn’t really care about people. He doesn’t care about the people who work for him.”
An official from the Department of Building Inspection told CBS News, the BBC’s US partner: “We have to make sure that the building is being used as intended.”
Forbes broke the story of the “small, sad conference room bedroom at the company’s recently depopulated headquarters,” noting that it’s an apparent improvement on the sleeping-bag-on-the-floor arrangement tweeted by an employee.
According to Bloomberg, the dorms would also house staff from Tesla and other Musk-owned companies brought in to work at Twitter.