Musk lashes out at SF mayor over investigation into Twitter's makeshift bedrooms for workers

Twitter CEO Elon Musk lashed out at San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) on Tuesday after the town opened an investigation into the social media firm for changing further workplace house into sleeping quarters for its staff.

“So metropolis of SF assaults firms offering beds for drained staff as a substitute of creating positive youngsters are secure from fentanyl,” Musk stated in a tweet. “The place are your priorities @LondonBreed!?”

Musk pointed to a latest article a couple of 10-month-old boy who overdosed on fentanyl after ingesting the substance at a San Francisco playground.

The billionaire’s tweet appeared to verify stories that the San Francisco Division of Constructing Inspections was investigating Twitter for turning workplace house into makeshift bedrooms. 

“We want to verify the constructing is getting used as meant,” Patrick Hannan, a spokesperson for the Division of Constructing Inspections, stated to The Washington Put up of its investigation. “There are totally different constructing code necessities for residential buildings, together with these getting used for short-term stays. These codes ensure persons are utilizing areas safely.”

Twitter staff reportedly returned to work on the firm’s San Francisco workplace on Monday to seek out the newly constructed sleeping quarters, in response to Forbes.

The makeshift bedrooms look like in step with Musk’s imaginative and prescient for the social media firm. Since taking up Twitter in late October, Musk laid off about half the workforce and gave the remaining staff an ultimatum: decide to a “hardcore” work surroundings or depart. A number of hundred staff resigned in response.