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Just not a nap guy. Never have been, never will be. If I’ve had a couple beers on a casual Saturday afternoon and feel sluggish going into the night, taking a quick power nap to get some much-needed energy simply turns me into a lethargic piece of shit who might as well commit to watching a movie on HBO Go for the rest of the night before falling asleep at 10:30 p.m.
Therefore, the thought of napping during my work day sounds like the worst possible idea for my productivity. Unfortunately, Ariana Huffington disagrees per an interview she did with “Today” this morning where she claimed that “nap rooms” will replace conference rooms within the next two years.
Via The Huffington Post:
Huffington Post Media Group Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington predicts that nap rooms in offices are going to be “as common as conference rooms” in the next two years.
Huffington’s mission: to eliminate the stigma long associated with sleeping at work. Napping on the job used to “mean [that employees were] not as dedicated, not as hard-working,” she told NBC’s “Today” on Monday.
But in the HuffPost newsroom, “having a nap in the middle of the afternoon is actually a performance-enhancing tool,” she said.
As someone who’s allowed to wear joggers to work and is allotted a few work-from-home days a month, I really can’t fathom a work environment that not only allows napping, but encourages it. If you want to spend twenty minutes of your lunch break having a snooze? Have it while your other try-hard coworkers go to the gym and get some reps in before coming back to the office smelling of sweat. But if I get shushed while walking by a fucking nap room while I’m trying to work on my golf swing next to the break room? Not the office environment I’m looking for.
Besides, there’s bound to be some hookups going down in those things. And everyone knows that inter-office hookups are just downright lazy. .
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