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Are you just waking up from a nap, perhaps your second of the day? Did you take it under your desk, curled up on the conference room floor, or in a bathroom stall? If the idea of regularly catching a few winks at your place of work strikes you as a fireable offense, relax: apparently everyone is doing it, says Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Yes, from the people who brought you “90 percent of Wall Street does calisthenics in the middle of the trading floor,” comes “Sleeping On The Job? Good! Overachievers Do.” According to BBW, not just some but “many Wall Street types use power-napping to make up for lost sleep,” at the office. Where, specifically, do these naps take place? Wherever looks comfy and you can fit a pillow and an eye mask if overhead lights are an issue. Got some colleagues who haven’t received the memo and continue to rudely pound the keyboard as though they don’t know you’re trying to get some sleep here? One woman recommends “heading out to the car to recharge.” Break into one if you don’t drive to work. No one will mind. Everyone’s been there.
Sleepy Bankers Take Secret Naps [Bloomberg]
Sleeping on the Job? Good! Overachievers Do [BusinessWeek]
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