Fallen Asleep at work?


Have you ever fallen asleep at work? A guy in Austalia sure took the cake on this one (So many puns intended!)

The guy in the article below, fell asleep while flying an airplane (Not all that uncommon I know, but still creepy…)

However, the guy didn’t wake up when he was supposed to, and flew OVER his destination by 29 miles!

The pilot, who has not been identified, was the only person aboard the twin-propeller Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain and was flying on autopilot during the early morning flight on Nov. 8 from Devonport city on Tasmania 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest to King Island in Bass Strait, his employer, Vortex Air, said in a statement.
The pilot “unintentionally fell asleep while in command of the aircraft,” the Melbourne-based airline said.
“The issue became apparent when air traffic control was unable to contact the pilot in-flight, and the aircraft traveled past the intended destination point while operating on autopilot,” the statement said.
Air traffic control recordings showed several radio calls were made to the unresponsive pilot, The Australian newspaper reported.


Yikes! Thank goodness for auto-pilot.

Never accidentally at an office or jobsite, but when I worked at Legoland, one job was to patrol this giant play structure called The Hideaways. If we ever had 2 workers on the job, we’d often take turns covering for each other while one napped in different spots.

I have accidentally fallen asleep a few times at home while on work phone meetings. :man_shrugging:

What about you @TheBigOne?


Where is Legoland at? That sounds fun. I have not fallen asleep at work but i have fallen asleep in class, Does that count?


I’ve sadly never had a job where sleeping was possible.


in college i used to fall asleep in class all the time, one time, fell asleep in a 300 person lecture, woke up during the next class, noone had bothered to wake me up when one class ended and the next began