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Old 02-11-2008, 04:50 PM   #21
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My motto is: Working is for suckers. I certainly won't work myself to death!
Go to YouTube.com and seach "How to do nothing at work and still get paid".

Remember Peter Gibbons being interviewed by the efficiency experts in Office Space (1999)?

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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.... 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.... The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:33 PM   #22
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Go to YouTube.com and seach "How to do nothing at work and still get paid".

Remember Peter Gibbons being interviewed by the efficiency experts in Office Space (1999)?



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Does posting here qualify as "doing nothing at work?" Thanks for the mention of "Office Space." Are you the one who mentioned it recently on a movie thread? I've been hot on the trail of the DVD; its outrageous that my library which uses four floors in a building it owns and rents out the rest as office space, doesn't have a copy. I'll have to use my Amazon.com reward coupon to buy it; then maybe donate it to the library.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:37 PM   #23
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It's sad to see someone in this day and age, with all the automation and conveniences available to us, still manage to work themselves to death. I could see if we were still spending sixteen hours a day plowing fields by hand, but in a modern society in a rich country something like this should never happen.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:38 AM   #24
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[quote=Milton;614384]Go to YouTube.com and seach "How to do nothing at work and still get paid".

Remember Peter Gibbons being interviewed by the efficiency experts in Office Space (1999)?


Hah! I have most of that down now. I learned early in my army career that if you carry a clipboard/notebook and walk very fast most people will leave you alone. I do that even when heading over for a coffee!

I don't call in sick tho, I have 700+ hours of sick leave on the books. I'm lucky, I don't get sick.
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I learned early in my army career that if you carry a clipboard/notebook and walk very fast most people will leave you alone.
Worked for me in the navy, too! Ensign Pulver (aka "the most hapless, lazy, disorganized, and in general most lecherous person I've ever known in my life") was my hero.
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Being that compulsive sounds more like mental illness to me. Am I wrong?
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