Elon Musk reportedly turns Twitter HQ into 'hotel' for staff

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By James Kay

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Elon Musk has reportedly turned Twitter HQ into a hotel for staff, which could result in a possible building code violation.

Musk, 51, bought Twitter for $44 billion in October and has been making headlines for a variety of reasons, including laying off staff members, and giving his employees "insane rules of productivity".

The business magnate appears to have ruffled a few feathers amongst celebrities, as a handful have left the platform after he took over, including Jim Carrey and wrestling star Mick Foley.

But now Musk could find himself in hot water with authorities, as he has reportedly turned Twitter HQ into a hotel for staff, per the BBC.

The news organization was sent images from Twitter HQ of office spaces that appear to have been converted into bedrooms, including a double bed, wardrobe, and even slippers.

They also received images of sofas being used as beds and a conference room that has been converted to a bedroom with an alarm clock and a picture above a nicely made bed.

An ex-worker confirmed that Musk - self-dubbed as "Chief Twit" has been staying at the headquarters since he took over the company.

San Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is investigating potential violations after complaints were received that the building isn't being used appropriately.

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Elon Musk has reportedly being sleeping at Twitter HQ since his takeover. Credit: Paul Hennessy / Alamy

Speaking to CBS News, Patrick Hannan, the department's communications director, said: "We need to make sure the building is being used as intended. There are different building code requirements for residential buildings, including those being used for short-term stays. These codes make sure people are using spaces safely."

He added that "nobody is above the law" and that the department will launch an investigation and conduct a site inspection within 72 hours.

Musk has taken to Twitter to debate the claims against him, where he appears to deny that the headquarters is being used as a hotel, but beds are offered to employees. He also seemed to mock the response, claiming their priorities are misplaced.

Musk said: "So [the] city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl," as he tagged an article related to a child dying from an alleged fentanyl overdose in a San Francisco playground.

Sleeping in the building could potentially be one of those "hardcore" things his employees need to do to succeed, as he previously claimed.

Featured image credit: Apex MediaWire / Alamy

Elon Musk reportedly turns Twitter HQ into 'hotel' for staff

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Elon Musk has reportedly turned Twitter HQ into a hotel for staff, which could result in a possible building code violation.

Musk, 51, bought Twitter for $44 billion in October and has been making headlines for a variety of reasons, including laying off staff members, and giving his employees "insane rules of productivity".

The business magnate appears to have ruffled a few feathers amongst celebrities, as a handful have left the platform after he took over, including Jim Carrey and wrestling star Mick Foley.

But now Musk could find himself in hot water with authorities, as he has reportedly turned Twitter HQ into a hotel for staff, per the BBC.

The news organization was sent images from Twitter HQ of office spaces that appear to have been converted into bedrooms, including a double bed, wardrobe, and even slippers.

They also received images of sofas being used as beds and a conference room that has been converted to a bedroom with an alarm clock and a picture above a nicely made bed.

An ex-worker confirmed that Musk - self-dubbed as "Chief Twit" has been staying at the headquarters since he took over the company.

San Francisco's Department of Building Inspection is investigating potential violations after complaints were received that the building isn't being used appropriately.

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Elon Musk has reportedly being sleeping at Twitter HQ since his takeover. Credit: Paul Hennessy / Alamy

Speaking to CBS News, Patrick Hannan, the department's communications director, said: "We need to make sure the building is being used as intended. There are different building code requirements for residential buildings, including those being used for short-term stays. These codes make sure people are using spaces safely."

He added that "nobody is above the law" and that the department will launch an investigation and conduct a site inspection within 72 hours.

Musk has taken to Twitter to debate the claims against him, where he appears to deny that the headquarters is being used as a hotel, but beds are offered to employees. He also seemed to mock the response, claiming their priorities are misplaced.

Musk said: "So [the] city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl," as he tagged an article related to a child dying from an alleged fentanyl overdose in a San Francisco playground.

Sleeping in the building could potentially be one of those "hardcore" things his employees need to do to succeed, as he previously claimed.

Featured image credit: Apex MediaWire / Alamy