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This is a question Faking it

Rakky writes, "We've all done it. From qualifications to orgasms, everyone likes to play 'let's pretend' once in a while."

So when have you faked it? Did you get away with it? Or were your mendacious ways exposed?

(, Thu 10 Jul 2008, 15:16)
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Best break up ever
First time, be gentle.

I had somehow managed to blag myself a middle management job in a semi-prestigous organisation. I had zero experience but I expected to pick it up as I went along. After 6 months of floundering in the proverbial creek I had a huge backlog (no pun intended) and the busy xmas period was looming.

What to do? Own up?, quit?, pray for a freak tornado to empty my in tray? No I faked a break up with my long time girlfriend.

I got chummy with the office gossip and started to fill her with tearful tales of my impending heart break. In 2 weeks I managed to go from 'we had a bit of a tiff' to 'she's moved out and is living with a biker'.

The news got around the (mainly female) office and I got tons of sympathy. Ofcourse they could understand why I couldn't concentrate on work and would gladly help by taking some off my hands while I picked up the pieces of my shattered life.

I got through xmas, got a small bonus for all the work I'd done and then legged it 3 months later before anyone could meet my (still current) girlfriend.

Hull is to good for me.


Length? about a year of lurking.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2008, 20:32, 6 replies)
You'll go far with balls like that.
But unfortunately not in middle management.
(, Tue 15 Jul 2008, 20:45, closed)
Well-trousered, sir.
Oh, sorry, I mis-spelled cur.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2008, 9:22, closed)
Well played. I do something very similar but a lot less intentional whenever my work backs up (which it inevitably does every 6 months while I'm doing a doctorate). Cos I would never have the guts to find a way out of it, I get myself all stressed out and tizzed up, and end up breaking up with my boyfriend/getting ill/dropping a face steamer on my feet and not being able to walk for days because of 2nd degree burns.

This way has to be simpler for everyone involved.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2008, 10:45, closed)
who wants it?
(, Wed 16 Jul 2008, 16:42, closed)
My sympathies cherrynicola
I got my idea from someone like you. A woman I worked with in another job did f all for 2 months and got away with it. Just because she was going through a little divorce and a custody battle. Lazy cow.

The jokes about middle management drones are true, I might as well have walked around with a pointy haired wig.
(, Wed 16 Jul 2008, 19:00, closed)
Thanks ;)
I'm trying to learn to work somewhere inbetween at a steady pace so I stop doing such silly things... betwist the procrastination and the manic late nights, I think the answers lie on the pages of qotw...
(, Wed 16 Jul 2008, 20:58, closed)

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