You can’t make some things up, and this is one of them. One of my brothers told me this story last week, complete with names and locations (his wife recognized the people; I didn’t) but here’s the nitty-gritty:
An individual who works for a very-often publically-criticized organization (which I shall not name) was working at the complaint desk. There was a long line of people. Typical day for this organization.
To reiterate: COMPLAINT DESK. She’s already dealing with unhappy people.
Apparently, after she finished up with one guy, the individual in question put up a sign that said “use next window” then then pulled out another sign that said “On Meal: Back At 1:00.” She put this on her chest and then laid back in her chair, closed her eyes, and went to sleep.
I kid you not. At the complaint desk of a highly-criticized organization.
Apparently there were (imagine this) even more complaints afterward! How strange. And people taking photos of the sleeping employee with their cell phones. And higher-up authority figures becoming involved.
My brother was laughing like crazy over this. And yes, the woman has a right to her lunch hour. Just use some common sense and don’t take it sleeping at your desk in a public place!
PS: No, my brother didn’t say this person got fired or even reprimanded. I wonder why this organization is so highly criticized?