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  • Any tips on making yourself look busy?
  • Premier Icon zippykona
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    If its a manual job,make yourself dirty.
    Always have a pile of crap ready to go in a bin as it looks like you have just tidied.

    Getting myself dirty would be just about as bad as not looking busy.

    Premier Icon psling
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    Was going to suggest spending more time on the internet but you’ve already covered that one… 8)

    zokes
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    Walking about briskly with some papers in your hand usually seems to work…

    parkesie
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    A clip board and a hi viz vest walk purposefully point at things with pen draw cartoon animals carry on walking.

    trail_rat
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    make sure no one can see your computer screen.

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    A lad at work does it well, although its only the bosses he fools.
    Has loads of papers spread out on his desk, and shuffles them about at strategic moments 🙂

    Premier Icon psling
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    Small world easygirl, I never realised I worked with you 🙂

    Premier Icon Pook
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    I thought she was on about me

    I have always been crap at making myself look busy.

    At present I am in a position where I’m needing to spin less than an hours worth of work out to fill a full day.

    Any tips?

    organic355
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    Copy stuff you want to read, like bike articles, reviews etc into an email and email yourself at work open up the email and voila, “I am reading a work email” except nobody knows its about bikes/wheel sizes/new cameras/ how to build a word store etc etc

    samuri
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    Do more work.

    stevemtb
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    Yeah, always have papers spread about your desk, make sure you type a fair bit, even if you end up deleting it, make sure you open up plenty of different documents so people don’t keep seeing the same on your screen. I had to make a similar workload last a few times in my last job. Learned the hard way not to ask for more in those spells as it meant when we got super busy again I had my normal workload which was more than enough plus the extra I’d been given!!

    Shame I can’t get away with that at my current work, that’s just constantly busy!

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