Elon Musk and his team at Twitter are working very hard to fulfill the tech mogul’s new vision for Twitter, also known as Twitter 2.0. The current employees at Twitter are expected to work in an overdrive mode over the weekends and, sometimes, over public holidays. They are also likely to be highly efficient and autonomous in their work.
In a rather bizarre turn of events, the new Twitter CEO has decided that some core groups of engineers responsible for writing the bulk of the code for the new projects at Twitter should focus only on their work and forget they have a life outside. To facilitate this, Musk has converted several rooms at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco into modest hotel rooms.
Upon returning to their office on Monday after a weekend off, Twitter employees who work at the San Francisco office discovered that several rooms in the headquarters now had mattresses, curtains, and some decoration.
According to a report by Forbes, one of these converted bedrooms Forbes had bright orange carpeting, a wooden bedside table, and what appears to be a queen bed, along with a table lamp and two office armchairs.
Although no official announcement or memo was shared with the staffers, most employees have assumed that these beds are an extension of Musk’s vision for a more hardcore workplace. The idea is to enable staffers who are working on time-sensitive and critical projects to be able to stay overnight at the office.
Before moving into a small cabin that cost about $50,000 right inside Tesla’s California campus at Fremont, Elon Musk famously used to sleep in the conference rooms at Tesla.
It wouldn’t be farfetched to assume that Musk expects that anyone who seriously wants to see Twitter excel and grow in the direction that Musk has envisioned shouldn’t have a problem working for over 16-18 hours a day and sleeping at their offices along with him.
In mid-November, Musk tweeted that he would be working and sleeping at the corporate offices along Market Street “until the org is fixed.” However, that tweet has since been deleted.
Although it isn’t clear how many rooms have been repurposed into bedroom pods, Forbes cited an internal source, saying that each floor at the Twitter office in San Francisco seems to have about four to eight such pods.