Woman Napped At Work Everyday Costing The State $40,000!
A Department of Motor Vehicles employee is reportedly suffering a rude awakening after a state audit found she was taking three-hour naps at work every day for four years, SFGate.com reported.
The unnamed data operator will reportedly not be disciplined because the infractions weren't documented properly.
She also may have a medical condition that prompted her to sleep at work. The Sacramento Bee reported that the employees' doctor told her employer that she "could not perform the duties the job required" back in 2016. The DMV responded by transferring her to her current role, but the naps didn't stop.
The dozing amounted to 2,200 hours of work time between February 2014 and December 2017, and cost the state of California at least $40,000.
All that being said, the concept of sleeping in the office is actually becoming less taboo in some places.
The New York Times ran a piece advising work time nappers to "apologize to no one," although sleep research Dr. Sara Mednick told the paper that 20 to 60 minutes will suffice. A University of Pennsylvania study found that older people who napped for 30 to 90 minutes in the afternoon experienced a notable cognitive boost.