Is this some sort of new, 21st century office routine I’ve yet to hear about?
According to former aides, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes daily naps in his office.
The Democrat does not even show up to work on time to begin his sleep fest. After his morning exercise, the mayor arrives at City Hall an hour after the standard workday is supposed to begin and immediately goes to sleep on his couch.
“He would arrive at 10:00am after working out and then would be napping,” according to one ex-staffer.
de Blasio also seems to have no shame in the routine. His habit is “pretty widely known within the building.” He uses a newspaper to cover his face and block those pesky office lights from disturbing his slumber.
“He would tell his front-office staff: ‘Don’t bother me for the next 30, 45 minutes. I’m going to take a nap,’” a source told the New York Post.
Former staffers also complained about de Blasio’s sleeping habits affecting work flow. They said it became hard to get things done when their boss was constantly unconscious.
“We couldn’t plan our days that first year at City Hall. Regardless of what you think of [previous Mayor Michael] Bloomberg, that guy was professional. Now, we’ve got this incompetence,” the anonymous source mentioned.
de Blasio, leader of America’s largest city, has been guilty of sleeping during busy workdays for many years now. A staffer for his successful 2009 campaign for public advocate claims he would leave in the middle of the day to get shut eye – even as his team was working around the clock.
“Two o’clock, 3 o’clock would come around, and he would go home and take a nap,” the source stated.
News of the mayor’s sleeping routine has caught the eye of his political adversaries.
Sal Albanese, de Blasio’s Democratic opponent for the upcoming mayoral election, said revelations about his naps are proof that he is “lazy.”
Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis spotted de Blasio outside City Hall and offered him a Red Bull. Despite her insistence, the mayor declined the pick-me-up.
“No wonder we’re not getting results,” Malliotakis said,
“It shows you a real disconnect with the hardworking New… https://t.co/IZTDkEq8nG
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) August 8, 2017
“I said, ‘Mayor, I got you a Red Bull to keep you up during the work day,’” Malliotakis explained.
“I’m just trying to help him out so he can stay awake during the day — and doesn’t even need those frequent naps,” she added.