Twitter CEO Elon Musk absolutely decimated Democratic San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday after the city announced that it was unprecedentedly investigating reports that Musk had turned some of the offices at the company’s headquarters into bedrooms to accommodate his plans for an “extremely hardcore” Twitter workforce.
“San Francisco building inspectors are launching an investigation into reports Twitter has converted several office rooms at its headquarters into sleeping quarters for employees,” tweeted KQED Supervising Senior Editor Ted Goldberg. “‘We need to make sure the building is being used as intended’ [SF Department of Building Inspection] rep tells @KQEDnews.”
Musk, however, was having none of it and fired back, “So [the] city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities @LondonBreed!?”
Musk’s response to Breed included a link to a news article from the San Francisco Chronicle about a 10-month-old baby who reportedly overdosed on fentanyl after being exposed to the drug at a public playground.
But Twitter isn’t the only company in America that works hard, and employees were quick to defend the big tech CEO. Esther Crawford posted in response, “When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork,” said employee Esther Crawford. “Since some people are losing their minds I’ll explain: doing hard things requires sacrifice (time, energy, etc). I have teammates around the world who are putting in the effort to bring something new to life so it’s important to me to show up for them & keep the team unblocked.”
Mayor London Breed is also in no position to talk or shame Elon Musk for encouraging employees to take a much-needed rest at work, seeing that San Francisco leads the charge on homelessness, who are forced to sleep in the streets. At least Musk is proving for his employees unlike Mayor Breed to her constituents.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the district with the highest number of people experiencing homelessness was District Six, which included the Tenderloin before redistricting. This year, that number increased by 5% — from 3,656 in 2019 to 3,848 in 2022.
It appears that Mayor London Breed has a lot more to worry about than how Elon Musk manages his very well-treated employees and might want to spend more time cleaning up the streets and keeping fentanyl out of the hands of children than how Musk runs Twitter.