Job Rants Thread – 9/14/2018

 

BOB SLYDELL: You see, what we’re actually trying to do here is, we’re trying to get a feel for how people spend their day at work… so, if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?

PETER GIBBONS: Yeah.

BOB SLYDELL: Great.

PETER GIBBONS: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door – that way Lumbergh can’t see me, heh heh – and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.

BOB PORTER: Da-uh? Space out?

PETER GIBBONS: Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.

 

Hey, all; Happy Friday!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the discussion, last week. I enjoyed reading everyone’s tales, and I hope you all did, as well. In fact, I think this worked out so well, I think I’d like to keep it going.

This issue of course, was thinking up a proper topic for discussion. This whole week, I was drawing a blank. Up until yesterday that is; when, hiding in the handicapped bathroom stall so as to not have to take the last applicant of the day, it hit me:

What is the most common way you either find yourself wasting time on the clock, whether on purpose, or accidentally? Why do you think that happens? I’d be lying if I said that this very site didn’t factor in quite prominently to my productivity issues; and while it would be easy to say it’s simply because I hate my job, the answer actually has more layers than that. Layers I’m too lazy to type out, here.

So, in addition to the usual rants, let’s get lazy, shall we?

Safe work day, safe drive home, and remember: It’s 5 o’clock, somewhere.