All day’s work & no fun makes Bill a pathetic soul!
Therefore to avoid such misery, Bill practices the art of tricking his supervisors. It projects him as super busy at the workplace. Bill is smart. Be like Bill.
Coming quickly to the point, let’s admit that nobody likes to work thru the day. Given that different office has different work culture these days, employees often find themselves at the receiving end.
At some places, the work schedule sucks while at the other it rocks!
Irrespective of the challenges posed, one must know how to maneuver the professional life efficiently.
All you need to do is bring some simple hacks to practice & there you are, forged into the carcass of a super busy individual.
Statutory warning: Practice them to perfection, because if it backfires, it can get you fired!
Pretend to look for something
Office & its spaces are usually packed up and offer a lot of places to loiter around. But have you ever thought that your desk space could also keep you engaged.
Just keep flipping through the bulky files & documents. Don’t forget that you have been allocated a desk that houses few cabinets as well.
Stand by the Xerox machine
Xerox machine is usually stationed in one of the corners of the workspace. It also serves as the fulcrum around which folks in the office usually revolve.
For the better part of the day, the flashing green & yellow light of the machine attracts quite a few eyeballs in the office.
So even if you aren’t really occupied, you can make-up to be collecting the all-important Xerox copies from the machine.
On your toes
A lazy walking posture cuts a sorry figure of you. Needless to say, the office is the last place to act so insipidly.
Walk straight, and move around in haste, that way you are busy and won’t attract penetrating stares.
Move in the company of random junk
You see how junk helps you overcome your miseries!
Not a foolproof idea but moving around with a scrap or a random office property can certainly project you as an individual who is quite engrossed in his job.
Needless to say, it keeps you busy too.
A head massage might help
A dependable move for those who has mastered this art! In this case, you have to wear an intense look accompanied by an involved rubbing of the temple.
It would certainly provide the much-needed break. The visibly distressed look on your face would shield you from being assigned to any probable short-term task from your boss!
Keep talking or at least, mumble to yourself
As a kid, we were taught to read-out-aloud to by-heart the task given at school.
I, being a spoiled kid shouted-out-aloud to make my parents believe that I was studying even when I didn’t feel like.
Decades later today I am a working professional but things haven’t changed drastically.
The only difference is that I don’t shout-out-aloud at the same frequency.
Fake talking on the phone
Yeah, if you are an HR or handle a profile that covers considerable about of calling then this could be your perfect bypass.
Get hold of the receiver located on your desk & pretend that you are speaking with a client or candidate.
Maybe that way you could buy yourself few moments of comfort- an escape from the prying eyes of your boss.
And suddenly you’ll realize that the day is over much before you actually thought.