Long-hours culture leads to sleeping on the job

One
in four people have fallen asleep at work, grabbing 40 winks in the toilet,
during boring meetings or even underneath a desk, according to new research,

A
poll of 500 office staff found most of those having a doze fell asleep for less
than 10 minutes, but one in 10 snoozed for more than half an hour.

The
most popular places to kip included cars, desks, canteens or in the toilets,
although one city worker admitted curling up and falling asleep in the staff
shower.

Janet
McGlaughlin, a director of recruitment firm Pertemps, which conducted the
research, said: "A tired worker is obviously not as productive as a fully
rested one, so this research will naturally be of some concern to line
managers, particularly as many respondents indicated that long hours and too
much work was to blame."

By Mike Berry

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