The thought of your boss watching you sleep is enough to unnerve the most high flying workplace performer.
But when your boss is Virgin Airlines founder and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, things get dealt with in a very different manner. In the worst case scenario after this particular snap, it’d probably be voluntary dismissal through embarrassment.
Spare a thought for this poor airline worker who decided to get some shut eye in the Virgin Australia’s office lounge on the day that the big boss was due to visit and check in on local operations.
Branson later spoke of the hilarious situation on his blog, saying: “I popped into the office and the airport to say hello and check in to see what the team are up to. This guy wasn’t up to much at all – I caught him sleeping on the job! Wow, did he get a shock when I woke him up. He must have thought he was dreaming because he went straight back to sleep. To be fair, he was on standby, getting some much needed rest.”
No doubt this highlights Branson’s cool boss demeanour but more importantly, the image highlights how uncomfortable the sleeping employee is and reinforces the scientific notion of why men should sleep naked.
Additionally, if you ever want to avoid being caught out snoozing in front of the company CEO, make sure you know all the right hacks for a better sleeping environment.