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I've watched two anime series where employees sleep overnight at work. How common is this?
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Not very common in the states as far as I know. But I do know its more common in Japan and a few other Asian countries. I have no idea about the rest of the world.
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I always sleep at work. Two full jobs one during the day, one at night. I spend maybe a total of 2 1/2 hours at my actual home.
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Sleeping overnight at work? That is extremely unlikely to occur in USA. Companies would rather send you home to sleep once you are off the clock. If you're on the clock and happen to fall asleep, you are more likely to get a warning or fired.
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not very common at all in the US, maybe if you work at google?
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It is common in the military in the states. And I don't mean field operations where we're supposed to be outside. I mean we have inspection deadlines and need to find every last part and screw to account for them.
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I'm from an asian country but we don't promote sleeping or overnight working. Well, that just for my country, In China and Japan the people tend to over work. Corporate slaves are normal to those countries. Since competition is very stiff.
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Somewhat common in the construction field. "Work until done" to meet deadlines is pretty frequent.
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Rare
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mostly in Japan or if you have some government job that will you require you to be on stand by or someone available 24/7

technically.. i sleep and work in the same place (my office)

not a fan of these sleep tubes-- it's like a coffin--- i like to sleep with plenty of room to move around in during my sleep.


Posted 9/25/17 , edited 9/25/17
Not common in my country.
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I have a coworker that got snowed in a couple of times, but he could have gotten out if he just called me to come pick him up.
But not from over amounts of work. Outside my main job, on the side I still do live and work on my family's farm. So in a way im always staying over night at my work.
When i went to cow runs, i would sleep in the truck at times... I imagine that is common around long hall truck drivers.
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Posted 9/25/17 , edited 9/25/17

giffy689 wrote:

I've watched two anime series where employees sleep overnight at work. How common is this?


Depends on your job. In the white collar tech industry, it's very common. The enabling factor is generally being on salaried rather than hourly pay, and on the East coast of the US it's often expected for people to work 12 and 14 hour days anyway... so just a couple hours overtime can make it preferable to sleep at the office rather than go home.
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cdarklock wrote
Depends on your job. In the white collar tech industry, it's very common. The enabling factor is generally being on salaried rather than hourly pay, and on the East coast of the US it's often expected for people to work 12 and 14 hour days anyway... so just a couple hours overtime can make it preferable to sleep at the office rather than go home.

For salaried white collar, it can be common. (The glorious, cost-efficiency dogma that banishes hourly staff.) However, many companies have suites on-site, or apartments near their offices for overnight work and corporate visitors. At the least, an empty conference room turns into handy sleeping quarters; the ones with sofas that is. But, if anyone missed the last train or were too tired to drive home and a room wasn't available, those of us with apartments/homes close by would offer a stay-over. No one would crawl under a desk to sleep, ever.

Off-site work is worse, though. Sure you get a paid hotel room, but work weeks can easily exceed 100 hours. Really really sucks.
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i slept in my car for 2 nights before I parked the car right in the middle of the police department parking.
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