Post # 1
Confession: Sometimes when I’m not really busy, I will grab a few papers and walk around my company as if I am doing something important. Most of the times I just make a giant lap upstairs and downstairs (takes about 6 minutes total), but I walk right past the executive offices and they always comment when they see me about how busy I am!
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA
@CanAmBride: Hahahaha this is a GREAT idea! I will have to try it. 🙂 Hmm… sometimes I go to our upstairs file room “pretending” to look for a file, only because they keep a container of Red Vines up there. 🙂
Post # 4
I work in a very small office. Sometimes, I can hear the receptionist talking and I know she’s going to need me to go up and deal with the issue (because she’s pretty f’n clueless) so I’ll bolt from my desk as quietly as possible and go hide out in the restroom. I’ll just stand at the sink most of the time playing on my phone.
ETA: I’ll only do it when she SHOULD know the answer, or can very easily find it by looking at the person’s file. Never when it’s a serious issue that I know she’ll have nooo way of figuring out on her own.
Post # 5
Sometimes I look like I’m searching through a new file very intently but I’m just reading lessons and answering a quiz from my online course. I print out the info and bring it to work for some “me” time.
Post # 6
I like sitting in the back of our hallway-of-cubicles office and am glad the Groomsmen did not approve getting blinds to cover our floor-to-ceiling window panels that make up our wall. When anyone walks in, I can see their reflections in the windows and if they’re coming towards me so I know when to close out weddingbee and pretend to work.
Post # 7
i work in a SMALL office, its only my boss and I. He usually gets in late so while hes gone i browse the web or read hehe.
Post # 8
I screen all the calls that I get and if I don’t want to talk to them I tell them that “porkchops is not available right now” and send them to my voicemail.
I’ll also put on headphones and look super busy if I don’t want annoying coworkers bothering me.
Post # 9
Omg these are so funny! I love it. I work in a small office too, shared with another receptionist and my boss’ door to his office is only 5 feet from my desk. When its really dead at work, and I am bored out of mind I go to the basement to ‘look at files’ and do a quick 10 min workout. Jumping jacks, squats, lunges. I know, lame. BUT I get so bored sitting all day. I have to give myself a cool down before I go upstairs or I will be panting and red in the face.
Post # 10
I go on WB far too much! 🙂
Post # 11
Totally guilty of wandering through the office with papers to look like I’m busy and have something important to do. My office is in the the middle of the building with no windows and no one around me…I feel like I’m all alone in a cave sometimes so I get restless and just walk around aimlessly.
If I know the person calling is a salesperson, I’ll put them on hold for awhile and eventually tell them the person they want is busy/out/not available without even bothering to look. I’ve forgotten I put someone on hold a few times, whoops! Actually, messing with telemarketers or solicitors that come in the door in general is a fun part of my day.
And my boss knows and doesn’t care about this, but when I’m not busy, I just study (CPA exams). It’s awesome that I get paid in order to get a better job than the one I’m at and my boss sanctions it.
Post # 12
Aside from WB, when I don’t have anything to do I watch youtube videos 😐
Post # 13
Umm, back when I was interning I would take naps in the toilet when I was really sleepy in the late afternoon…we had a single-person nice designer toilet with dim ambient lighting that only made my naps even more enjoyable…
Post # 14
I’m intentionally less helpful to people I see being mean to their kids.
Post # 15
I’m totally the person who eats all the communal candy when you are away from your desk. Except I could never eat it *all* because there’s this one woman who keep an absurdly large platter/bowl thing full of actually good stuff. I start the day at 8 and she starts the day at …not 8? So there have been more then a few times where two fistfuls from the bowl is my complete breakfast.