- Anyone else killing time at work…?
I work in advertising and just before Christmas is a nightmare as people want to talk to me even less than usual and everything just grinds to a halt. I am a tad bored and there’s only so many amusing clips you can watch on You Tube, potential new bikes I can find, etc etc….
Anyone else in the same boat?Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
and will miss the office Christmas Party
every cloud, eh? 😉
The guy who I’m doing a big project for has just ran off to hospital, where his wife has just delivered their firstborn, this morning. I very much doubt he’s going to be reet bothered about looking at page layouts and illustrations until the new year.
Hey ho!Posted 5 years agorocketmanMember
Most of our customers are either UK or US based. The difference in work ethics is incredible – whereas the UK has now ‘finished’ for Xmas the Americans are still giving it 100% and find it mind-blowing that our company is actually closed for Two Whole Days I mean what if something goes wrong on Christmas afternoon how can we get a software update who is in technical support help help help
And relaxPosted 5 years ago
binners – Member
and will miss the office Christmas Party
every cloud, eh?
Well indeed. Our sexy yet high maintenance PA is leaving today also, so there tears, lots of fuss and they plan to get stupidly drunk of course.
I’ve decided at the tender age of 40, and off the wagon until Christmas day, I’m to old for all that I can’t be bothered do its the perfect excuse….Posted 5 years agoalgarvebairnMember
I’ve decided at the tender age of 40, and off the wagon until Christmas day, I’m to old for all that I can’t be bothered do its the perfect excuse….
It was our Christmas lunch on Monday. I turned 40 on Sunday. My team are all at least ten years younger than me. When I told them I wasn’t going to lunch, and they asked why I told them I couldn’t be @rsed. I’ve decided at the tender age of 40 I don’t need an excuse.Posted 5 years agojohn_drummerMember
So much so, I’m about to
work late tonight to meet a deadline for tomorrow and willmiss the office Christmas Party.
now you see, that would be a 🙂 from me, not a 🙁
24 years in work & never yet been to one; long may it continue.
but to answer the original question – no, dead busy. Got back from Ireland on Friday night, found out on Saturday morning that I’d brought something back with me and it wasn’t a leprechaun. been off sick all week & I know when I go back in, tomorrow or Monday, there’ll be a pile of stuff waiting to be finished before the year end. Which is effectively a week today…Posted 5 years agomark90Member
Just come of the end of a major project that was a bit manic towards the end (aren’t they all?), and entering the festive period change freeze that most of our customers like to enforce. So a little quieter than it has been giving chnace to do all those jobs that had been pushed to one side while it was all hands on the project. Hopefully get get caught up with most of it as January will be mental when the flood gates open post change freeze.Posted 5 years agocardoSubscriber
Never can tell if we’re going to be busy or not… at this moment not hence on here, tomorrow might be a different matter as a much awaited delivery is in and we need to get it invoiced and shipped out…. then our Xmas dooooo and back to work to slur down the phone at our customers.. living the dream.Posted 5 years agoHob NobMember
Due to our industry, December is a bit of a write off in general, although there are lots of EU grants kicking around for agriculture at the moment, so it’s artificially busy this year.
I’m working my notice period now anyway, so my productivity level is bordering on non existant.
6 days to go!Posted 5 years agoDugganMember
Still got loads on here but our place is shut from 21st December to 2nd January so I’m not complaining.
I think next week might be slightly less busy but will have to see, either way I’ve easy got enough backlog to last me the week even if nobody contacts me about anything.
I sometimes find the most frustrating thing about working in a mixed team, open plan office is the periods when some people are winding down and basically trying to distract you, engage you in a conversation about their cat, organising long lunches and other social shit and you’re still busy trying to get your head down.
Oh look at that, I am actually complaining after all.Posted 5 years ago
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