Caught Napping On The Job

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

I used to know this guy who was really good – at sleeping at his desk.  Seriously, he was like some sort of cubicle sleeping Jedi.

This guy had it all figured out. He’d angle his chair just so, cradle the phone in his shoulder, partially cover his face with his one hand, keep the other on his keyboard, and just nod off for an hour or so.

As a manager, I’d have been appalled.  But as a co-worker, I kind of had to admire how much work he’d put  – into not working.

Anyway, one day we took some paper, cut out some Z’s and took some quick pictures that I look back on fondly, and that inspired this cartoon.

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,