"looking busy at work"
If you work in a warehouse then hold a piece of paper and look up at the racking like you are looking for something in particular.
I see this on a daily basis 😉
Or even better, speed walk, doing loops round the racking with said piece of paper, with a stressed look on face, that’s popular at the moment too..Posted 4 years agocoreMember
I prefer to hammer a load of work out for an hour or two, then have a peruse on web, then same again, do some recordable stuff for boss’ stats etc, I make sure the job gets done well, and daily workload is managed, show the odd bit of initiative to keep management happy, but would rather focus really hard and do a lot in a short space of time and have a bit of chillout than drag it out all day.
Satellite offices are ideal……….Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I slack off loads, but still somehow manage to get the job done. This really annoys some people. Some managers get on my case about surfing or whatever I’m doing instead of working, without actually considering what I’ve ALSO done which is what they’ve asked for.
They think that if I can get my work done in 50% of the time whilst spending the rest slacking, then if I worked harder I could get twice as much done. But it doesn’t work like that, I have to have the 50% easy time to pay for the 50% hard work, otherwise my brain rebels and I lose the will entirely.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
was just wondering – does no-one have internet monitoring by IS, seeing who spends how long on which websites, etc.
Fell foul of it a while back, where i had a multiple tab setup on my IE home page, and had STW as one tab. So even though i wasn’t on it much, it was ‘permanently’ open and thus showed that I’d spent a lot of time on it.
Now I’m a boss, I send round a reminder every now and then of ‘appropriate’ personal use of the internet, and note that use of social networking sites, etc., seem to be on the increase. Thing is – I haven’t checked at all, I don’t know, but THEY don’t know that.Posted 4 years agoscaledMember
I have 3 screens (laptop + 2 monitors) when i’m in the office.
The laptop has a privacy screen on it so you can only see it from about a 30 degree angle.
That and i’m only in the office 2 days a week at the moment.
Nice 30 miles yesterday morning heh
I was however fixing shit at about 11pm last nightPosted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
I used to work on the “hours hard slog, 15 minutes internet browsing” and my boss didn’t care if the work was done.
Sadly, internet usage was monitored by internal fraud. Apparently spending an average 3 hours 40 minutes a day with STW open was gross misconduct.
Pleading guilty, and being the most productive member of the team despite this (thus opening a whole other can of worms) meant that I got away with a warning.
Sent from my smartphone. In my lunch break.
*waves at the internal fraud snoopers*Posted 4 years agothegreatapeMember
On my way to see a very naughty boy, but have stopped off at home for lunch and a dump first. So at work but not actually at work, and whilst having a shit can’t really be described as being busy, I can see in the bathroom mirror that I look like I’m concentrating.Posted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
poo. this thread has been the kiss of death, i now have a meeting at 2pm to get a new project. haha.
well thats a relief, its ok to surf a bit but ultimately it also a bit dull. I dont know how your boss can do you for gross misconduct if you’ve told him you need more work and then gets you for surfing? what does he expect? who is doing the misconduct? yer boss for not filling your day. weird. 😉Posted 4 years agotoby1Member
I gave up trying to look busy a while back, I usually actually am busy these days, and if I’m not that that means I’m on top of my work load and all my team are busy so it won’t be long till I am again anyway.
Also, sometimes, reading stuff on the internet is actually work anyway. so who’s to know what is work and what is not. We have people here who’s job it is to be on facebook all day – social media marketing!Posted 4 years agothomthumbMember
heard a story from a family member:
Maureen retired and when inquiring to whether Maureen would be replaced the response was along the lines of “Well Barry left 6 years ago and Maureen took his corner desk, she then put up a lot of ‘personal artifacts’ shielding her desk from view, over the years she finished some projects and avoided new ones – in fact no one is sure she’s done anything for the last 3 years! We only realised when she left and asked around!”Posted 4 years ago
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