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(Lifehacker)   Whoever wrote this list of 10 ways to cure boredom at work, was so bored that they missed, "Just do your farking job or you're fired"   (lifehacker.com) divider line 80
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2013-04-06 04:38:08 PM
Horrible.

I don't see *one* suggestion about throwing pencils at the ceiling.
 
2013-04-06 04:43:46 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Horrible.

I don't see *one* suggestion about throwing pencils at the ceiling.


They completely left out "play pranks on your coworkers" as well.
 
2013-04-06 04:46:28 PM

RedPhoenix122: They completely left out "play pranks on your coworkers" as well.


Geez.

It's as if they WANT to minimize productivity.
 
2013-04-06 04:47:00 PM
I see nothing about visiting such sites as
Fark
Tvtropes
Wikipedia
Notalwaysright.com
 
2013-04-06 04:48:04 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RedPhoenix122: They completely left out "play pranks on your coworkers" as well.

Geez.

It's as if they WANT to minimize productivity.


I bet they never even considered the productivity of hotboxing your cubicle.
 
2013-04-06 04:56:58 PM
After a certain point today, there will be nothing left to do but run out the clock.
 
2013-04-06 05:55:36 PM
List is useless without mentioning masturbating in the bathroom.
 
2013-04-06 06:03:03 PM

dennysgod: List is useless without mentioning masturbating in the bathroom.


Post to certain internet nude forums with your camera phone
 
2013-04-06 06:19:42 PM

texdent: I see nothing about visiting such sites as
Fark
Tvtropes
Wikipedia
Notalwaysright.com


TvTropes doesn't minimize productivity. It utterly destroys it in an hours-long escapade into the irrevelancies of the Internet.
 
2013-04-06 07:11:27 PM
You got time to lean, you got time to clean
 
2013-04-06 07:15:02 PM
Why isn't drinking on there?

Am I doing it wrong?
 
2013-04-06 07:18:01 PM
No "Drag your balls across the copier when no one is looking, then listen to coworkers complain about smudgy copies?"
 
2013-04-06 07:18:02 PM
Unless you're working the kind of job that requires you to actually be physically present for a specific period of time, there's always work to do

get it done and then when Big Emergency hits you don't have to stay nearly as late
 
2013-04-06 07:21:11 PM
Wow. It's no wonder that the "snowflake generation" finds it so hard to get and keep a job.
 
2013-04-06 07:21:16 PM
8. Fight Exhaustion and Get Back to Work

6. Become an Overachiever and Get Some Bonus Points7. Make Your Meetings Worthwhile


etc.  It's still a stupid f--king list for easy page clicks, but subby's still worse.
 
2013-04-06 07:21:23 PM
What I find weird about work is that there are times I wish there were 36 hours in a day so I can get more things done.
 
2013-04-06 07:22:19 PM
Just do your farking job

Now, yeah.  But back when I was working for a micromanager, i did precisely what she said to do.  No more.  No less.  If that meant 4 hours a day of messing around, so be it.
 
2013-04-06 07:23:09 PM

" Learn a New Skill During Work"


Auto fellatio.

 
2013-04-06 07:25:30 PM
But then you get 99 weeks of Obama Dollars
 
2013-04-06 07:26:51 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-06 07:27:43 PM

LegacyDL: What I find weird about work is that there are times I wish there were 36 hours in a day so I can get more things done.


Im so busy at work a 9-hour day feels like 3. Sometimes I wonder how people how just have jobs to take up space and collect a paycheck even stay employed.
 
2013-04-06 07:29:47 PM

Fano: You got time to lean, you got time to clean


Hey F*ck that, have the busser do it.

I'm amazed at the amount of time people waste while employed. TFD on any given day is an insular community of regulars posting from work.
 
2013-04-06 07:31:08 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Just do your farking job

Now, yeah.  But back when I was working for a micromanager, i did precisely what she said to do.  No more.  No less.  If that meant 4 hours a day of messing around, so be it.


This. I worked for one as well, and it was better to take that approach than to show any initiative and risk pissing off the boss because you went and took care of something minor without being told to, or scheduling a meeting to discuss how/when to take care of it so that no less than two layers of management would need to spend a week figuring it out.
 
2013-04-06 07:32:33 PM

skinink: " Learn a New Skill During Work"
Auto fellatio.


Okay, now what?
 
2013-04-06 07:32:40 PM
is that why the womyn at work pull their gossipy passive aggressive games like they're 12?
 
2013-04-06 07:34:21 PM
No banging the office intern?

Go bang the office intern.
 
2013-04-06 07:34:24 PM
Shooting rubber bands at random...
 
2013-04-06 07:38:02 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Just do your farking job

Now, yeah.  But back when I was working for a micromanager, i did precisely what she said to do.  No more.  No less.  If that meant 4 hours a day of messing around, so be it.


My company decided they needed my expertise on a different team- a team lead with a reputation for micromanaging your day down to the GODDAMN MINUTE. The days of being the corporate driven over achiever are over. I will only do as I'm told- NOTHING more.
 
2013-04-06 07:40:56 PM

BlippityBleep: is that why the womyn at work pull their gossipy passive aggressive games like they're 12?


This x 1,000,000. My workplace is overstaffed with emotionally-12-year-old over 40 women. It's enough to make any man a misogynist.
 
2013-04-06 07:41:32 PM
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GBTW!
 
2013-04-06 07:46:38 PM
What an awful waste of time.  Probably wrote it at work.
 
2013-04-06 07:49:33 PM
Cubicle-Dweller Dilemmas.
I AutoCAD in the cold months @ home. I run a motel in the warm months.
Today I did a good amount of work, but fixing bikes for the Russian Maids is included. I talked fishing, golf and restaurants with the few guests I have. I watched the baseball game and hockey is on now. Pizza Guy just left. He delivered a (free) sub and menus. Pizza Dude will stop by tomorrow. Later, I'll spring clean a couple fishing rods.

I miss the Industrial $$$ but I'm never bored here.

/Fark too.
 
2013-04-06 07:52:41 PM
Checklists people. We need more time based checklists.
 
2013-04-06 07:52:46 PM
Where can I get one of these jobs where I am fighting off boredom?  I bust my ass every moment of the day (besides my 30 minute lunch break) 45-50 hours a week.  With unrelenting stress to get everything done because everything is "an emergency" and is already late.  The slower I work, the longer I have to be at my job, which gives my boss even more time to pile on more work.  The faster I work, the quicker I get to move on to the next emergency that is already late that the customer is screaming about.  It's all well worth it for my shiatty pay, coworkers, and management...
 
2013-04-06 07:54:46 PM

WhippingBoy: Wow. It's no wonder that the "snowflake generation" finds it so hard to get and keep a job.


No kidding. If you are bored at work, you should be worried about why your position exists...

I blame the west. I spent a few years in California and Colorado and was constantly praised for my "Midwestern work ethic", while giving 50% the effort. Slackers, the lot of 'em
 
2013-04-06 07:55:00 PM

GAT_00: texdent: I see nothing about visiting such sites as
Fark
Tvtropes
Wikipedia
Notalwaysright.com

TvTropes doesn't minimize productivity. It utterly destroys it in an hours-long escapade into the irrevelancies of the Internet.


tvtropes is like crack. Once you get hooked, its impossible to stop surfing.
And if you're like me, editing.
 
2013-04-06 07:59:33 PM
I used to be a cashier at a large super market. When I was bored, I'd put a quarter at the end of the checkout counter. Every now and again I'd glance over at it. Some times people would return it to me, other times it would disappear. You never could tell who would steal it by looking at them.
Now I just post on fark.
 
2013-04-06 07:59:35 PM
I like picking jobs that are highly non-boring. Works for me!
 
2013-04-06 08:03:05 PM

WhippingBoy: Wow. It's no wonder that the "snowflake generation" finds it so hard to get and keep a job.


If you're really that bored at work, then you're either in the wrong line of work, or you're doing your job entirely wrong. Otherwise, you're just slacking.

I've had jobs I actively hated, but rarely have I been legitimately "bored."
 
2013-04-06 08:03:15 PM
In a corollary to Parkinson's law, meetings expand so as to fit the time allotted. If you schedule thirty minute or hour long meetings STOP. Schedule ten minute meetings and don't fret if they go over, you want the meeting pace to go as if you have to get it done and over with.

I'm utterly bored with my work (self employed) so I'm trying to refine it to the least number of hours a week and working on self improving projects with time I'd been wasting with work.  Not something I'd recommend for anyone with a supervisor, most of them will try to get you to do more work. This leads to hourly workers doing things in a slower manner and "productivity consultants" getting stranded on islands in the pacific ocean with nothing but a volleyball to keep them company.

Although I know a Semi truck assembly line worker who has a problem with his current position taking five minutes out of a twenty minute cycle. He claims he's gotten shiat from the boss when he cleans up or does other needful tasks during that down time. Probably something about workers staying at their positions.
 
2013-04-06 08:06:17 PM
11.  You can always make you office spring to life by starting a shooting rampage.  This can, also, help open up that management position that you've always coveted that is now held by Bob "Big Butt" Downing.
 
2013-04-06 08:10:39 PM

oukewldave: Where can I get one of these jobs where I am fighting off boredom?  I bust my ass every moment of the day (besides my 30 minute lunch break) 45-50 hours a week.  With unrelenting stress to get everything done because everything is "an emergency" and is already late.  The slower I work, the longer I have to be at my job, which gives my boss even more time to pile on more work.  The faster I work, the quicker I get to move on to the next emergency that is already late that the customer is screaming about.  It's all well worth it for my shiatty pay, coworkers, and management...


Operating in perpetual panic mode is a hallmark of inept management.  I know it is easier said than done, but you need another job in a more competently managed organization.
 
kth
2013-04-06 08:12:56 PM
Work on my next project, upgrade templates for the group, read books about instructional design, create power points to amuse the manager I want to work for, help out co-workers. Talk basketball/papal elections/beer with another highly Irish manager. Help my old department with their research issues. Draw/write snarky things on my whiteboard. Draw/write work related things on my whiteboard. Go to the grocery store across the street. Go home.

I have plenty of stuff to entertain myself.
 
2013-04-06 08:16:36 PM

oukewldave: Where can I get one of these jobs where I am fighting off boredom?  I bust my ass every moment of the day (besides my 30 minute lunch break) 45-50 hours a week.  With unrelenting stress to get everything done because everything is "an emergency" and is already late.  The slower I work, the longer I have to be at my job, which gives my boss even more time to pile on more work.  The faster I work, the quicker I get to move on to the next emergency that is already late that the customer is screaming about.  It's all well worth it for my shiatty pay, coworkers, and management...


If you're getting shiat pay, why not move to a low stress shiat pay job?  I was a security guard (unarmed - obviously armed makes more) for a couple of years in my mid 20s.  Totally low stress; tons of down time.  I was able to work through the Bible cover-to-cover among other books I didn't have time to read in school.
 
2013-04-06 08:16:41 PM
I  swept the floor while my machine was down and open. Product on the line (Circuit Boards) and the machine had to be vaved . I was done for the day and nobody was happy.
 
2013-04-06 08:29:42 PM

pxlboy: After a certain point today, there will be nothing left to do but run out the clock.


I spoke too soon. Looks like OT again. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't already a 10 hour day plus OT.
 
2013-04-06 08:31:34 PM
gifs.gifbin.com
 
2013-04-06 08:41:08 PM
I did data center tech support for a few years.  If no one was calling or emailing in issues, I really didn't have anything to do.  I'd say in a given 8 hour shift, I did about 90 minutes of work.

Fark
Flash games
Fark
E books
Comics
Fark
Movies
TV Shows
Fark

You get by.
 
2013-04-06 08:42:35 PM

AliceBToklasLives: oukewldave: Where can I get one of these jobs where I am fighting off boredom?  I bust my ass every moment of the day (besides my 30 minute lunch break) 45-50 hours a week.  With unrelenting stress to get everything done because everything is "an emergency" and is already late.  The slower I work, the longer I have to be at my job, which gives my boss even more time to pile on more work.  The faster I work, the quicker I get to move on to the next emergency that is already late that the customer is screaming about.  It's all well worth it for my shiatty pay, coworkers, and management...

If you're getting shiat pay, why not move to a low stress shiat pay job?  I was a security guard (unarmed - obviously armed makes more) for a couple of years in my mid 20s.  Totally low stress; tons of down time.  I was able to work through the Bible cover-to-cover among other books I didn't have time to read in school.


Been looking.  No luck.  If anyone preferably in NE Ohio is looking to hire a mechanical/electrical industrial designer with 3D and lower supervisory experience whose degree is not BSME or BSEE let me know,  For some reason, companies find it extremely relevant what I studied in school 10 years ago as opposed to what I do day to day for the last 7 years.
 
2013-04-06 08:47:47 PM
FARK you subby.

I am the one who tells others' to get back to work.

Then again, my job is better than yours.
 
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