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Much Ado About Nothing

The case against busywork. Words by Sala Elise Patterson. Photograph by Scottie Cameron.

At one of my first office jobs, an especially buxom co-worker used to nap in plain sight every day after lunch. Sitting at her desk, she would fold her arms across her chest, rest her chin between her breasts—and sleep. She got away with it for years. Who knows if management thought she was working, but she drew neither a second glance nor reprimand because it looked as though she was. Appearing busy got her off the hook from actually


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five

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