Richard Branson shares photo of unsuspecting Virgin employee asleep at work

'Wow, did he get a shock when I woke him up,' says Sir Richard

Olivia Blair
Thursday 09 June 2016 16:51
Branson poses next to the sleeping employee
Branson poses next to the sleeping employee

The idea of a boss walking in on an unsuspecting employee taking a nap is not one any worker is likely to relish.

It might be considered even less desirable if the boss in question is one of the most famous billionaire businessmen in the world.

Sir Richard Branson recently visited the Virgin Australia office in Sydney only to find one of his employees fast asleep on a sofa.

Documenting his recent trip on his blog, the entrepreneur wrote: “There were certainly smiles, and laughter, all round at Virgin Australia. I popped into the office and airport to say hello and check in to see what the team are up to.

“This guy isn’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.”

For the potentially traumatised employee this, unfortunately, was not a dream.

However, apart from finding himself the focus of news coverage across the world, the unnamed employee needn’t have worried - as Branson reassured readers he was simply enjoying some “much needed rest” while he was on standby.

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