This working lady

India
December 26, 2010 8:16am CST
My daughter has some renters on her upstairs. One of them is a working lady, a senior executive in a big office. The office is closed for three days due to Christmas. During our stay, we marked one thing, most of the time, she was asleep; at first I thought she was having some health issue, and my wife asked her too. But she said she was ok. On off days she wants to sleep as much as possible. I wonder, this lady must be sleeping in office too, in her chamber, as she is in a high post. What is your opinion? Please share. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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@zandi458 (28116)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 10
I don't understand why some people want to over sleep when they can use the time for useful purposes. I can understand when the brain is over exerted and need the much needed rest but over sleeping can be damaging to one's health as the body is deprived of the much needed exercise. I have a sister who can sleep the whole day and only wakes up for dinner. She is so pale and looks sickly and her body is thin (not slim) like a scarecrow. My other sister used to joke a time will come when we will be sleeping forever and no more chance to see the light. It is the only opportunity now when we are still alive not to waste our time sleeping too much.
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@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
26 Dec 10
It seems her way to unwind to me. Better that she sleeps than be a nuisance in the house to me. In jobs like that, they be so wound up that that may be her way of unwinding from it.
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@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
26 Dec 10
Or is it the other way around, Prof?:) I have known a person who holds a high position in a big corporation and he works so hard. He reports to the office an hour earlier than his subordinates and starts working while having a coffee. He is the latest person to log out because he has to finish the papers he needs to sign for the day and when he is out of the office for a meeting. The only day off he gets is during Sunday.This is the time he wakes up really late and asleep most of the time.His reasons, he is grabbing the chance to recharge himself. Been working for six long days like a dog and he only has a day to sleep like a log, he said.LOL. That lady must be making the most out of her vacation. If she's lazy, sleepyhead, she wouldn't be there on top, unless she is the owner of the firm.:) Have a happy holidays, Prof.:)
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
26 Dec 10
hi professor, when i accepted the supervisory job, i thought it would be easier and i would just keep giving orders and instructions. but it wasnt that way. it has to be hands on. every detail counts, every success in project is an inspiration and every failure needs double time. i used to take naps during lunch but when i had this job, i could get 4 to 5 hours sleep everyday. during board meeings when the staff and i prepare for it, there are at least two nights overtime and that means no sleep and continuous the next day. yes! 36 hours without sleep. so you can imagine, if i am sickly, i would surely be down as fast in one day. and ohhhh the pressure and the stress!!! hence during day offs and holidays, i make most of it. like... you can call it, hybernate. id prefer to sleep rather than eat during those times. have a beautiful day day. ann
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@thesids (22205)
• Bhubaneswar, India
26 Dec 10
Sir, As you mention - Senior Executive - these are hard and tough jobs these days in the corporate sector... You really get drenched off and so it is better to relax whenever you can. btw, I always slept for more than 14 hours on holidays when I was one of those lot Regards, theSids.
@chayapathys (2112)
• India
26 Dec 10
Unlike in olsen days the working people sleep a lot on vacations and holidays.When we went to America same is the case.They get up at 2 PM afternoon and take lunch straight.No morning coffee or morning breakfast.They say they need full rest as they work continously for 5 days.I was surprised at their answer.I too worked for over 30 years in Govt.The luxury in a holiday was afternoon nap otherwise the daily routine was as usual like any other working day.The lesser interference the better..
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• India
26 Dec 10
I don't think sleeping a lot on holidays is only option for working man/woman. Sleeping a lot also makes problem in your body even you are so tired. In our society person working on higher post normally don't work with a lot of pressure. Just take a lesson from our farmers and daily wagers.
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• Philippines
26 Dec 10
Since the working lady has a high level position in her office, she may be too stressed with her work and only during day offs like these can she catch up with rest and sleep. I do hope she's all right. When I'm doing something at home and I'm working pretty hard, I sometimes look at our pet cats because they just sleep all day long. Good for them, lol Anywho, the lady seems to need to rest badly in order to recuperate and get prepared for the upcoming work week.
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@laglen (19778)
• United States
26 Dec 10
Maybe she runs herself ragged and so when she has a free day she tries to catch up on sleep. I do this so I can understand.
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• United States
31 Dec 10
Hopefully whenever I get to go back to a real job I will have higher aspirations of more exciting things to do on my days off than sleep.. like hike, bike, run a race or watch movies at least!! something's better than sleeping. I'd think you could do that at night even while you are working!
@dorannmwin (36634)
• United States
30 Dec 10
Instead of thinking that this woman is probably sleeping while she is at work as well, I would be more inclined to think that her work keeps her so busy that she is mentally and physically exhausted when she isn't expected to be at work. Therefore, she does spend as much time as possible sleeping while she isn't at work in an attempt to make up for the sleep that she is missing while she has to work countless hours during the week.
@blue65packer (11831)
• United States
28 Dec 10
Sounds like this woman is so busy with her job she doesn't sleep much when she has to work! So she sleeps on her days off! If I have lost some sleep or just am tired from work during the week, I will nap when I am off on the weekends. It works for me!
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
No she's not sleeping in her office; I assume she make up for her lost time working all the time rather than sleeping. My greetings for you and your family: Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
@Hatley (164094)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec 10
Hi professor I have a hunch that this is a topo executive witha ton of responsibilites and all week she works ten hours days, and is so keyed up at night during the week she does not sleep well so she does like so many ,trying to make up for it by sleeping all the time. My doctor always told me its best to get your sleep each night instead of going on a sleep marathon on the weekend. I am one of those people who does not like to sleep all day, even if I have not slept well the night before I seldom nap as there's so m ch to do and even if I am a senior citizen I want to be active at least mentally like in my lotting
@RachelleNH (1407)
• United States
27 Dec 10
The poor woman probably works herself into exhaustion and collapses after some much needed time off...I know this is true of my mother-who's an ESE/Autistic teacher and works through lunch and breaks and overtime..when the poor woman gets home-she passes out..I am glad that she's retiring soon..I think she needs it!
@Lakota12 (42607)
• United States
27 Dec 10
Very likely as men do that. Being high up lots of pressure and hard work I dont blame her sleeping when she can have to recharge her system
@Sreekala (33551)
• India
27 Dec 10
Hello Sir, I don’t have the habit of sleeping more on holidays in fact I have more work at home on holidays. Some of my friends who are working in medical field, prefer to sleep whenever they get a chance. They are doing the night shifts so they want to catch up the extra sleep. Here, I don’t think she will sleep in office if so, she won’t sleep when she get extra time at home.
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
Since she is a senior executive, I'm sure she got lots of tasks to accomplish. Submit here, report there, it may be too tiring doing those works everyday. Even if I'm just a student, I can understand her because I pay my exhaustion with a whole weekend rest and sleep. What made your mind think of she's sleeping in her office? Yes it is quite strange to think of that but you should think wisely judging other persons. Unless you have another reason. H A P P Y N E W Y E A R
• India
27 Dec 10
Lol, If she is in some goverment office, it is confirmed that office is just another place to sleep for her . There are good people working in Govt services who take their job very seriously but these are few exceptions. Another reason may be that she is always loaded with lot of work and hardly get time to sleep well so spending all holidays in sleep. Thank you for sharing and have good time ahead.
@syoti20 (5293)
• Philippines
27 Dec 10
I don't think so my friend. People who are lazy has no place for business. She might like to sleep to catch the hours way before December starts. You know company must hustle up because of holidays. Rating might down if they cover it up during working hours. She will not attain a good position if she is just sleeping on her desk. No boss will appreciate that.