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Colleague falling asleep...

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purplebaubles111 Mon 13-Nov-17 12:09:35

....all the fucking time.

-NC as think a colleague is on here-

IKIABU and can't do anything about it but I have a colleague who literally sits and nods off at their desk, pretty much most of the day. Their work is mainly email based so they sit at the desk, nod off. No-one notices.

Sometimes it's really fucking obvious as I sit next to them because they wake with a start/snort etc.

It's really grating on me because I'm rushed off my feet with shit and they sit there snoring. Then waddle off for a fag. Then have dinner.

I've tried making noise to make them jump etc and I've even said "Seriously, you need to stop this" They get paid more than me and seem to do fuck all but nod off all day


PsychoPumpkin Mon 13-Nov-17 12:12:21

How are you the only one who’s noticed? She must be getting most of her work done if it’s gone under the radar that she’s sleeping for some of the time at work.

Ekphrasis Mon 13-Nov-17 12:13:02

Could she have an illness? Eg a chronic one. Perhaps not yet diagnosed?

justilou1 Mon 13-Nov-17 12:13:41

Video and report

MsVestibule Mon 13-Nov-17 12:16:46

I work with somebody who does pretty much FA all day - spends most of his time on his phone. Our supervisor MUST know (he was on Tinder when she was stood right next to him) but does nothing.

OP, you have my sympathy, but god knows what you can do about it.

purplebaubles111 Mon 13-Nov-17 13:02:22

No-one monitors their work. They are an appointment maker so not with regular tasks like the rest of us and pretty much manages their own day.

No illness I don't believe. He's fucking doing it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


purplebaubles111 Mon 13-Nov-17 13:03:11

Ekphrasis I have M.E and understand how debilitating tiredness can be. I don't sit nodding off at my desk though.

purplebaubles111 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:36:47

He's fucking doing it again and has been all bastard day. It's driving me nuts. Ive now taken to each time he drops off and starts snoring to say his name VERY sharply which wakes him. And is in earshot of my boss.

FlouncyDoves Tue 14-Nov-17 11:38:48

Either report him or don’t. But don’t be passive aggressive. That’s a dick move.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Tue 14-Nov-17 11:40:44

I do it. They're epileptic seizures (absences). Mention it to your boss that you're very worried about him!

(I don't think they are in this case, but it could be a good way to raise the subject with your boss.)

AnnabellaH Tue 14-Nov-17 11:41:58

Just bloody report it to your boss.

purplebaubles111 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:49:59

I don't know how best to word it. Milk your suggestion is perhaps the best. There is history with this guy whereby he was bullying me. We have come to an empass about it now but I am worried someone will say I'm trying to get my own back.

strangeEvents Tue 14-Nov-17 11:52:55

I has nothing to do with you as you are his colleague and not senior or responsible for his performance.

Rather than pretend to be concerned, shut up. Concentrate on your job.

I slept in my office yesterday afternoon and my secretary people I was on a call and not to be disturbed. It was wonderful. It has nothing to do with anyone as long as I am performing well in my role.

ArnoldBee Tue 14-Nov-17 11:55:16

This use to happen to a colleague of mine and we all use to laugh at him. Turned out he had a brain tumour - we soon stopped laughing then.

purplebaubles111 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:55:39

Even if he does it daily strange for several hours? And it's disturbing me?

purplebaubles111 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:56:53

He's not the picture of health and has said today he doesn't feel great. I know people can't help certain things but he does this several times a day, daily. If I think about it, it has gotten worse of late too.

I will try and think of a tactful way to mention it

purplebaubles111 Tue 14-Nov-17 11:57:32

ArnoldBee I'm not laughing.

ilovesooty Tue 14-Nov-17 11:58:19

I know someone who was sacked because a busybody reported him for nodding off in training. Turned out he had undiagnosed and obviously uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.

snash12 Tue 14-Nov-17 12:01:18

*I has nothing to do with you as you are his colleague and not senior or responsible for his performance.

Rather than pretend to be concerned, shut up. Concentrate on your job*

I can't stand this attitude to peoples work problems. If you work full time, you spend more time in that place than anywhere else (apart from maybe bed) and I don't think just getting on with it is a solution.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Tue 14-Nov-17 12:04:21

I'd report it.

What if it is an undiagnosed medical issue, does he drive?

AnUtterIdiot Tue 14-Nov-17 12:05:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

purplebaubles111 Tue 14-Nov-17 12:05:46

Yes he does She

ilovesooty I'm not being a busy body. It's fucking annoying. and if he's ill he needs to sort it out.

BelligerentGardenPixies Tue 14-Nov-17 12:06:09

He may have sleep apnea and be exhausted and possibly unaware how often he is randomly dosing off (my friend has been recently diagnosed and she went to the doctor because she kept nodding off at work without really realizing).

I would say something but in a concerned way, he may need medical assessment. Of course he might just be a lazy bastard but I would be careful not assume that.

Veryhungrycaterpillar84 Tue 14-Nov-17 12:07:26

Could be sleep apnoea

AnUtterIdiot Tue 14-Nov-17 12:08:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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