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If you found your employee asleep at his/her desk, what would you do?

Assume he/she is a good employee and it's the first time you've found this person asleep.
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[User Picture]From: dustyshakleford
2012-12-17 11:39 pm (UTC)

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Ask if they were feeling ok.
[User Picture]From: cocori
2012-12-17 11:42 pm (UTC)

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This. Or I'd hope that this is what they'd do If i were in this situation.
[User Picture]From: x3_molly
2012-12-18 12:11 am (UTC)

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Yep.
[User Picture]From: actpassive
2012-12-18 12:54 am (UTC)

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Yeah
[User Picture]From: pirahan
2012-12-17 11:40 pm (UTC)

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Report. People can die if you fall asleep where I work.
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-17 11:45 pm (UTC)

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where do you work?
[User Picture]From: pirahan
2012-12-18 12:15 am (UTC)

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Im in the military.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2012-12-17 11:41 pm (UTC)

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I most likely would not disturb, perhaps leave a note saying you've clocked them out, and to feel free to clock back in when they're ready to work... in a non harsh way. Maybe even call them later and remind them of vacation or sick time if they have it and maybe suggest a day off?

I'm all about not making a big deal for a first time offense, especially if they're a good employee.
[User Picture]From: moofable
2012-12-17 11:45 pm (UTC)

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Ask them if they're okay.
[User Picture]From: bigeyedphish
2012-12-17 11:46 pm (UTC)

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i'd let them sleep.
[User Picture]From: spiffle
2012-12-17 11:47 pm (UTC)

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omg lol forever assuming this is at the place where I work now. I work in a casino. Falling asleep at the table would be beyond hilarious. Having said that, they would get fired.
[User Picture]From: judaskiss
2012-12-18 01:42 am (UTC)

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LOL
[User Picture]From: hatefatwhores
2012-12-17 11:53 pm (UTC)

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Idk what I'd do as a supervisor, but when I was an intern at my current place of work another one of the interns would sleep at his desk EVERY SINGLE DAY and nobody ever said anything about it to him so as a coworker it was really annoying that he was getting paid the same amount as I was when I was working so hard and he was napping. So if you have more than that one employee you should say something to the sleeper because the other employees are probably annoyed about it. It doesn't have to be mean, just acknowledge that you are aware that she was sleeping.
[User Picture]From: snooji
2012-12-18 12:01 am (UTC)

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The rules really vary workplace to workplace. At mine we had napping rooms. We also had gaming and other slack off rooms. No one cares so long as stuff gets done.
[User Picture]From: restlessme
2012-12-18 12:03 am (UTC)

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Can I work where you work please?
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-18 12:04 am (UTC)

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ditto.
[User Picture]From: snooji
2012-12-18 12:10 am (UTC)

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Switch over to the programming industry! It's exhausting work, but I think that's why it's pretty common for our workplaces to have these perks. I've even played beach volleyball while on the clock, two games a week.
[User Picture]From: aislincalum
2012-12-18 02:11 am (UTC)

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You must work where my ex does. They have huge 65inch TVs and fooseball tables. They play video games and drink in the office.

I'm sorry; my jealousy is showing.
[User Picture]From: snooji
2012-12-18 02:17 am (UTC)

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Well, our TVs weren't that big, but we had them and fooseball tables too. ;) I just looked up your profile and where I worked has another branch in the same city you're in, so it may actually be the same! IBM?
[User Picture]From: aislincalum
2012-12-18 02:18 am (UTC)

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No, but my stepfather worked for them when I was a child! :)
[User Picture]From: restlessme
2012-12-18 12:03 am (UTC)

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I'd probably buy them a five hour energy and wake them up.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2012-12-18 12:11 am (UTC)

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wake them up and tell them they can't be sleeping on the job. first I'd double check that it's not the break or lunch time though.
[User Picture]From: boplenty
2012-12-18 12:12 am (UTC)

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Gently wake them up and ask them if they were feeling OK. I've found people who I managed asleep, and this is what I've done. I've never had to do this multiple times to the same person, but we worked in IT, which is usually pretty interesting/requires a lot of focus.
[User Picture]From: tralfamadore
2012-12-18 12:16 am (UTC)

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Wake them up and ask if they were okay, then take it from there.
[User Picture]From: jvmatucha
2012-12-18 12:42 am (UTC)

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Let em' sleep. If they're falling asleep there, they probably need it!
[User Picture]From: lilygo
2012-12-18 01:14 am (UTC)

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Wake her/him surprisingly!
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2012-12-18 01:16 am (UTC)

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I'd wake them up and ask if they're OK.

But if it was a horribly slow day and our work wasn't inherently important and there was no danger of anything bad happening due to the person sleeping, I might just let them sleep until there was work to be done. Especially if the employee is otherwise awesome. I wouldn't want them to make a habit of it, but sometimes a little power nap can really recharge you when you're exhausted.
[User Picture]From: cpb1220
2012-12-18 01:22 am (UTC)

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Wake them up and ask if they're feeling okay, probably send them home.
[User Picture]From: anthylorrel
2012-12-18 01:27 am (UTC)

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I'd probably wake them up gently and ask if they were feeling ok/getting enough sleep, and maybe ask if they want some coffee/tea before asking that they make sure not to let it happen again.
[User Picture]From: mikehz
2012-12-18 01:32 am (UTC)

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I used to work in a (very) large boiler plant. (4 boilers, each five-stories high.) We had a shift of four guys. It's hard to stay awake on graveyard shift, especially when there is nothing to do, which was 90% of the time. We had an old retired navy petty officer on the shift by the name of Smitty who could not tolerate anyone falling asleep. If someone did, Smitty would throw a firecracker under his chair.
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-18 04:30 am (UTC)

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:0
[User Picture]From: ilysespieces
2012-12-18 01:34 am (UTC)

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wake them up, ask if they're feeling alright/need to leave and then tell them they need to make sure they get enough sleep or have a cup of coffee or something because that's not appropriate.
[User Picture]From: judaskiss
2012-12-18 01:45 am (UTC)

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Air raid siren.
[User Picture]From: stripedbeauty
2012-12-18 02:28 am (UTC)

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Even though I'm a caregiver, I'd be a little more forgiving depending on the worker. Our job is exhausting and unless you're a smoker, we don't get breaks.
[User Picture]From: monotonousglory
2012-12-18 04:58 am (UTC)

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i'd probably gently shake them on the shoulder and send them home/shout them a coffee if that'd work, if it was a real one off
[User Picture]From: chantalzola
2012-12-18 05:00 am (UTC)

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I'd be concerned.
[User Picture]From: kanimaki
2012-12-18 06:21 am (UTC)

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It's normal for teachers to have a quick nap on their desks in the staff room at my workplace. It's very tiring working from 7am to ~4pm every day dealing with multiple huge classes (60+) of teenagers.
[User Picture]From: kanimaki
2012-12-18 06:26 am (UTC)

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We also have a small napping room but it's dark and scary and only for female teachers (usually pregnant or old) and I've never napped there throughout my years of teaching there. I much prefer napping at my desk.
[User Picture]From: homunculus
2012-12-18 08:35 am (UTC)

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wake them up, ask them if they're ok. i wouldn't give them a hard time until it became routine or it was keeping them from getting their work done. if they were reception or something, i would.
[User Picture]From: paige_nevaeh
2012-12-18 10:11 am (UTC)

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I'd just give them a prod and see if they were alright.
Knowing the kids at my workplace, they'd probably have been out all night.
[User Picture]From: manderleys
2012-12-18 02:26 pm (UTC)

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gently wake them and ask if they're feeling okay/sick... depending on their response, i'd probably be really light about it and be like "hey no worries, you can head home and finish up x tomorrow"
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-12-19 09:15 pm (UTC)

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Ask them if he/she is feeling OK.