It’s not too bad if you nod off while scanning a spreadsheet or reading emails but airline pilots and doctors who are operating should stay awake, for the most part.
The follow group of tired workers sometimes got more than they bargained for.
Screening passengers at the airport can be a boring, repetitive job. So much so, eight Transportation Security Administration screening agents were caught sleeping on the job at Newark Liberty International Airport.
They have lots of time to catch up on their sleep as they were all fired.
A subway conductor was doing the head snap as the train made it way down the tracks. Luckily the noise of pulling into the station woke him up. The passengers were in no immediate danger as the conductor wasn’t driving the subway but responsible for opening and closing the doors.
The transportation business is a great place to get a few hours of extra shut-eye. Several tired workers from the Tennessee Department of Transportation were caught snoozing and a person took several pictures and sent them along to the local NBC station in Nashville. Oops.
And more on the transportation front. A tuckered, veteran Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police officer was caught sleeping by a commuter who took sleeping beauty’s picture and sent it to the MBTA.
“We saw the picture, immediately a supervisor was dispatched out to check on the officer’s well being,” said Deputy Chief Joseph O’Connor, MBTA transit police.
Maybe he needed a pillow.
Two City of Ottawa workers parked their truck in the trees at a local park and were caught sleeping by a woman out walking her dog mid morning.
I’ve passed city trucks at the park and there was some medicinal procedure going on at the time.
Maybe these two were partaking in a little wake and bake.
We’ve heard the stories of air traffic controllers sleeping on the job as planes attempting emergency landings were left to fend for themselves. Well a 911 operator in Montgomery County, Maryland answered a call with five minutes of heavy snoring. Maybe emergency personnel shouldn’t be working 24-hour shifts.
In the “I don’t give a damn” department, the truly sleepy rule. It got so bad at the U.S. Census Bureau that management had to send out a memo asking their employees to stop sleeping in public places in the front of their Maryland headquarters.
“While at work, our behavior sends a powerful message to our customers, our colleagues and the taxpayers about who we are and what we value,” Ted A. Johnson, the bureau’s acting human resources director, said in the memo.
“Sleeping on the premises is not acceptable behavior,” Johnson wrote later. “It is manifestly unprofessional and creates an impression of carelessness, which unfairly impugns the hard work of the entire Census community. Moreover, such behavior can lead to safety problems in the event of an emergency.”
The memo concluded by advising employees to take leave or seek medical help if they are feeling drowsy of tired.
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