Thursday, October 25, 2007

Napping at Workman

My Google alerts just turned up an interesting article from the The New Yorker. Apparently, after publishing a book on the benefits of napping on the job, Workman Publishing (one of the largest and most celebrated independents) decided to give it a try themselves. So now they're all jamming themselves into nooks and crannies to catch a few Zs, not unlike a scene from Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book.

I dunno. On one hand, this could be a boon on those days when you're not feeling well or were up at all hours with a teething toddler. But something like this seems like it would be easy to abuse--on both sides. Hungover slackers might take more than a short cat-nap. Employers might use the priviledge to justify asking people to work extended hours. I think I'd rather just get my work done and then go home and sleep in my own bed.


Laurence Shatkin said...

Once the World Series shifts to Denver and the games start at 10:00 pm Eastern--actually more like 10:30, which is what it takes to get past the pre-game chatter--expect to see more corporate napping, at least on the East Coast.

Stephen Tiano said...

Geez, you’re right. Wasn’t that the truth with the whole Rockies-Diamondbacks series?