City Requiring Permits for Twitter’s Dystopian Office Bedrooms

“Earlier this week San Francisco building inspectors told Twitter’s construction company that it had two weeks to submit a building permit that allows for the existing conference room sleepers,” writes Audrey Wachs in The Architect’s Newspaper. Whether people should be encouraged to sleep at work is another question.

The makeshift bedrooms first appeared on social media in December, when employees posted photos of them. After Forbes published an article validating what at first seemed like a bad joke, city inspectors descended on the company. “In order to get the newly-required permits, Twitter’s contractor has to send over revised floor plans that depict the new bedrooms.”

According to Wachs, “The December pictures revealed a sleeping quarter with a queen bed, a nightstand, and two armchairs atop bright orange carpets.” According to one employee, the sleeping quarters are “[not a good look. It’s yet another unspoken sign of disrespect. There is no discussion. Just like, beds showed up.”

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