Twitter owner Elon Musk is firing back at San Francisco Mayor London Breed after the city announced it was opening an investigation into the company’s headquarters on Tuesday.
According to KQED Radio Supervising Senior Editor Ted Goldberg, “San Francisco building inspectors are launching an investigation into reports Twitter has converted several office rooms at its headquarters into sleeping quarters for employees.” The in-office sleeping quarters were first reported by Forbes, which described them as part of “Elon Musk’s ‘extremely hardcore’ vision for Twitter.”
The outspoken Musk did not receive the news well, attacking San Francisco Mayor London Breed for having misplaced priorities.
“So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl,” Musk tweeted on Tuesday evening. “Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?”
Musk was referring to recent reports that a 10-month-old boy nearly died after ingesting fentanyl while playing at a popular park in San Francisco’s Marina District.
Musk also received support from a number of Californians including business owner Caitlyn Jenner, who ripped California for having the worst labor laws in the country.
The targeting of Musk’s Twitter is likely political, as in-office sleeping arrangements for employees are not uncommon. Yahoo! News even published an article in 2019 entitled “You Can Nap on the Job at These 10 Companies.” According to the article, Google, Uber, and Nike are amongst the list of companies that allow employees to sleep on the job.