Post # 1
I often get very sleepy come afternoon. Might get some coffee soon. All I know is my grandparents had siestas when they worked. And how come babies and little kids get naptime, they don’t even work and they just act like old, drunk people
Post # 3
Money. The US is a capitalistic country. Less money would be made if people had naps due to lower productivity levels.
That’s my reasoning behind it, lol.
Post # 4
@tmsing: Good queestion. I lived in Spain for a year and let me tell you it was incredible having those few hours to recuperate for the rest of the day.
Unfortunately the US is more intrested than money than the overall well being of its residents to have siesta, that is just burning money and wasting time.
Post # 6
No rest for the wicked.
Hah, just kidding.
But I’m sure it mostly had to do with productivity levels. In a capitalistic nation, which I am in full support of for the most part, you come to realize that in many ways the amount of effort & time you put in equates to the amount of income you make (or usually just generate for big business, but you get the point).
Post # 7
I don’t know, but I could totally go for one right now. The Tuesday after a long weekend makes for a long sleepy day at the office!
Post # 8
In my experience living and working in Spain, they’re not really a thing there either – at least not if you’re working for an international company and deal with parties outside of Spain. 😉
Post # 9
I wished that would exist in Canada too. I’ve heard of some companies actually having nap areas for their employees, and game centers (Playstations) so when they feel bored or tired they can go there and play or take a nap. It’s a new way of offering competitive conditions to their employees so they don’t go working for other companies.
Efficiency will have to be redefined over the years. People can’t nap at work, but how many of them log in Facebook, Twitter, forums, emails, whatever during work time ? Companies also consider this is as a waste of efficiency. But there is a limit as how long the brain can stay focussed and concentrated on the same task. If I had to choose, I would rather have a 30 minutes nap allowed in my day, than browsing through Facebook from time to time during work. I would feel a lot more relaxed (stress is a big issue IMO), energized and motivated.
Post # 10
Speaking of naps, I wish I could have one right now.
Post # 12
We don’t even have guaranteed (or paid!) maternity leave, or guaranteed vacation days, etc here….so definitely no siestas! How I wish that wasn’t true! You might want to adjust your diet if you’re getting afternoon energy crashes, though.
Post # 13
Mmm I could go for one right now. My friend, whose boyfriend does a lot of deep sea fishing, brought in lobster and a bunch of tuna sashimi to share for lunch. I am so full and sleepy now…
Post # 14
@NauticalDisaster: Haha I’ve seen people take naps on the rooftop during lunch before. I’ve considered that but I’m self-conscious.
Post # 15
We should!!! It’s sad that I feel lucky I get a paid 30 minutes lunch break, which I usually work through anyways.
Post # 16
Oh, I loooooooooooove naps! That would be SO AWESOME to be able to have an afternoon nap at work.
Where do these afternoon naps take place? Is there a bed in the office? Do people sleep in their cars? How does this work?