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Factory Workers in China Encouraged to Nap on the Job

man asleep at deskYes, you read that right.

According to NBC News, one factory in southern China doesn’t exactly cringe when they catch workers snoozing. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Workers at the computer hardware factory are actually encouraged (yes, encouraged) to leverage two to 10-minute breaks to catch some shut-eye.

Think of it this way — if you’re going to take a break, you might as well make it productive to get an extra boost you need. Read more

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Can You Get Fired for Napping on the Job? Answer May Surprise You…

If you’ve ever snoozed it up at work, this piece in The New York Post may catch your eye. An employee got caught taking a nap and the boss said if he’s ever caught again, he’ll get fired.

Although the employee may try to claim power naps boost productivity and energy, au contraire, as per “at will” employers.

Gregory Giangrande, chief HR officer at Time, Inc., indicates if the employer is “at will,” this means “your boss can fire you for any reason — or no reason at all, provided it isn’t for a legally protected reason like race, religion, age, etc.”

So, if you insist on taking a power nap during company time make sure it’s actually on your time instead such as your lunch break.

And don’t be overt about it — catch a quick snooze in your car or something and set the alarm on your mobile phone so it’s within the specified time frame.

New Ostrich Pillow Brings New Meaning to Office Naps

If you’ve ever been tempted to crawl on the floor like Seinfeld’s George Costanza during working hours, you’re not alone.

Well, the new ostrich pillow can take office naps to a whole new level!

We hear the power nap product has been around for about a year but it’s starting to get traction as pointed out by TechCrunch. Read more