DMV Worker Literally Slept on the Job for Nearly 4 Years

Auditor's report found she napped for more than 2.2K hours
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
DMV Worker Spent 2.2K Hours Napping at Desk
A customer walks into a DMV office in Redwood City, Calif., in 2011.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

An employee responsible for logging changes in address and vehicle ownership at the California DMV slept at least three hours a day at her desk for nearly four years—and still has a job. The woman's 2,200 hours spent napping between February 2014 and December 2017 meant she completed less than half of her expected amount of work and cost the state more than $40,000, according to a worker misconduct report released Tuesday by the state's auditor. Per USA Today, the woman's doctor told the DMV that she was unable to perform her work duties, though a later doctor's note said the opposite. The employee continues to work for the state, per the Sacramento Bee. (More DMV stories.)

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