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Fucking off at work. What can you get away with?

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What do you get away with at work?

I’ve been at my job for 10 years, in different capacities. I started off working 30 hours a week but still had full-time benefits (401-K, sick leave, vacation). A few years ago they promoted me to project manager so I had to work full time. Then I was promoted to senior project manager about 1.5 years ago. I don’t do much project management work now, but I still have certain duties that I need to attend to. But my work seems a little loose as far as when I arrive and when I leave.

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Technically I work 40 hours a week, but in reality I work 7.5-7.75 hours a day. I arrive around 9:35 and leave by 5:25 to catch the bus. I’m also not really “working” until I get my breakfast and tea, so often it’s usually not until 10 when I’m in cube actually doing work. When it’s slow, I also spend a fair time commenting on Jez or GT and I’m like, “Well, if my boss knew how much time I spent commenting on the internet I might be fired by now.”

I’m good at my job. I’ve been there for a long time so I know things, and my boss has never said anything about my timesheet and had never questioned me about it. Sometime I wonder if I’m going to be called out, but it hasn’t happened yet, so I don’t think I will.

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I’m curious to know if there are things that you do at your job that you think you might be “called out” for and if you’re worried about that at all? What’s your favorite way to subvert the capitalist system and fuck off at work?

(I googled “fucking around at work” and a bunch of porn images popped up. I actually don’t do reddit, but this seemed like the best choice of images.)

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