Red Letter Day At The Countrywide Office


The mortgage lender got sued again by the United States Trustee and while that is great news in and of itself, it’s not the cause of the celebration in the break room to which I am referring. No, the Funfetti cake and party hats were broken out by the boss man himself because this time the claim brought against the crooks was filed with the sunny Federal Bankruptcy Court in Miami, the United States Trustee for the Southwest region. And you know what that means—business y pleasure trip. Nothing can bring this guy down. I don't even want to think about what's going to happen when he finds out BJ's is running a two-for-one sale on those reflector board things people used in the 60s.
Countrywide Is Sued Again by U.S. Overseer [Reuters via NYT]


Bloomberg: Everyone Sleeps At The Office

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 sounds like 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, "many Wall Street types use power-napping to make up for lost sleep," at the office. Where 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 gotten 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 recommended "heading out to the car to recharge." Sleepy Bankers Take Secret Naps [Bloomberg] Sleeping on the Job? Good! Overachievers Do [BusinessWeek] Related: The “Workout Taking Over Wall Street” Involves Treating Your Place Of Work Like Your Own Personal “Curves”