Sleeping at work- people are actually doing this?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
June 10, 2008 5:14pm CST
One-third of workers reported falling asleep on the job Some companies offer workers a nap room or free fruit Tired workers cost $100 billion in lost productivity, health care costs, absenteeism To sleep better, have before-bed routine, cool bedroom, avoid caffeine after lunch Have you ever fallen asleep at work? Or caught a co-worker sleeping? I cannot imagine this.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I have never had a job where falling asleep on the job would be possible. My sister works from home right now and she has times when she has no other work that she can do while she is waiting for a computer to finish doing something. She will take a nap. She used to fall asleep at her desk all the time when she had an office job. I think that a nap room sounds like a good idea. I am sure that a lot of people would benefit from a 15 minute nap mid day. It would probably increase productivity.
• United States
24 Jun 08
I just lost my job due to sleeping at work. It was a third shift job, which I am not used to. I didn't intend to fall asleep, but during the morning meeting we had everyday where the managers talked about production, I nodded off for a couple of seconds, and the head manager saw. I think this would be a wonderful idea for at least new third shift workers, it would help them to acclimate themselves to the routine.
• United States
13 Jun 08
I know a man who got fired for using the restroom to take naps on breaks. That was some time ago. I am not surprised that people try to nap at work. They do, however, risk their jobs.
• United States
12 Jun 08
Well...yeah, I have. In my defense I was 8 months pregnant with twins (then later with newborn twins at home) and working night shift. Yeah, I fell asleep now and again. I worked as a nurse in a nursing home. Most nights, it was VERY quiet and once I did my rounds I didn't really have anything I had to do until morning. It woul dget very hard to stay awake under all those circumstances.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I have never fallen asleep at work. there have been many days that I was so tired though, a nap would have been really good, even if it meant I had to work later to get caught up on production. My husband used to work in a very dangerous job and a guy used to fall asleep all of the time while he was supposed to be on the lookout for my husband while he worked in case of an emergency. They finally fired the guy because he did it all of the time.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Wow! No I have never fell asleep at work but then again the work I did wouldn't allow it. I could see people with desk jobs doing that but other workers who are always on the move and not at a desk or even have a desk high possibility that won't happen. I think they should give workers little siestas to help them recoupe even a 30 minutes relaxing cap nap could help in reenergizing someone. No I haven't seen a co-worker asleep when I worked.