Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ever have one of those days where nobody calls or texts or emails...not myspace, not hotmail, not facebook? So you check your blog...perhaps someone maybe commented there. But alas, sniff, no one has. Well, today is one of those days where I've pretty much created my work day. And to give myself a break from work...work there is not much of today, I tend to take 5 minutes every so often to read blogs, check email etc. But today, after creating all I can and finding myself with not a lot going on, but having to stay for "appearance of busy-ness purposes" till at least 5 or 6 (workers of the world, you know what I'm talking about) and since I have no one to write back, text with or blog back to I am bored, BORED! Totally bored. Therefore I propose a new law. If you are not really working and have finished all your tasks and even thought of new ones to create and have finished all those tasks and can think of nothing else to do before the boss gets back and gives you permission to run the company on autopilot you should get to go home on slow days and do whatever you want and still get paid...who's with me? No? Okay, it was worth a try.

Anybody heard of the four-hour workweek book? The concept is awesome.

5 comments:

B. said...

They might as well send me home. I'm not doing anything here.

$teve said...

My blog is a standing testament to how boring my job is. I mostly have it done by lunch between many many tasks...mostly. I say kick back & enjoy those days...for you will truly appreciate them when they are gone...

abby said...

Welcome to my internet world. Not many people write me, Facebook me, or text me. I guess I should write those emails I've been meaning too. I would love to go home when I have nothing to do, but my work day is pretty unpredictable. Lately, I had been enjoying my stress free life and then one my coworkers decided to take a week off so I'm doing his job too. I learned that I like my job better.

mj said...

i so support this rule. especially to pay for the days that are hell and you have to stay late and everyone is yelling at you for not making the arbitrary deadlines they just came up with. yup, sounds fair to me.

SJ said...

That's how I feel. It should be performance over presence, right? It makes more sense that you are rewarded for getting things done faster, not punished. In my job we have to be accountable for at least 7 to 8 hours of our day, but it only makes people add time on or go slower. I don't add time on and I can't go slower. I just work fast so I end up sitting around trying to create work, which also creates work to approve for my busy boss who often doesn't have time for it. I don't think he likes that but what do I do? I'm supposed to be doing something productive the whole time.