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There's got to be more to your working day than loafing around the internet, says tfi049113. How do you fill those long, empty desperate hours?

(, Thu 8 Jan 2009, 12:18)
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This is a post for all those that work in a dull job like I do.
Its really funny to read these stories of people messing about in the office or wherever. But I cant help but feel a bit jealous at times. Mainly because I'm a funny guy desperately trying to get out, but im surrounded by a bunch of perhaps the most dullest people on the planet.

Our office is like a morgue. Even just before Christmas when people were supposed to be more giddy and relaxed.. Nope.. i'm surrounded by silence and people tapping away on their systems. No radio, no joy, no nothing. The silence is deafening.

We never have fun in our office. I try to raise the spirits a bit, but no one seems to respond. Or if they do the flame is quickly died down again back to silence. I work with nice guys but theyre DULL. Dull people who have too much work ethics.

Any procrastination in our office is usually just sat reading facebook or sending emails.

Boring boring boring. But just wanted to share this with everone because I know theres probably a lot more people like me reading this who work in boring jobs with boring people and dont get chance to have much fun.

Thankfully I have memories and stories of previous jobs to share. Also being I.T I get to wander round other offices and join in with their fun.

If anyone has any tips to liven up a boring office full of nerds let me know.
(, Tue 13 Jan 2009, 22:19, 11 replies)
Tell them
That you're going to install Windows 7 beta on their machines. That'll liven them up a bit...
(, Tue 13 Jan 2009, 23:19, closed)
Tell them
that you know what they've been up to, and they're going to be sorry.

Very sorry.

That'll liven them up even more.
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 1:31, closed)
in the water cooler.

And 30 minutes later, a sudden and unexplained appearance overhead of a mirrorball.

Burn baby burn. Burn baby burn.
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 3:55, closed)
i was gonna add..
...mdma in the water cooler, give it half an hour and it should be a love-in. photos, or it never happened.
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 8:39, closed)
If all else fails
I can lend a flamethrower.
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 7:44, closed)
Two words
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 8:46, closed)
Do you work with me?
That sounds like my work.

Surrounded by alright people but I seem to be the only one who has a spark of life. The rest are happy to be mindless drones. I now have to have my ipod on all the time to survive the silence.

For Christmas we went out for an hours lunch as a team together. I was the only one to have two or more drinks as the rest didn't want to be drunk at work...
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 10:06, closed)
they banned us from wearing earphones :(
Im up and about a bit and have to answer the phone and my boss and stuff, so cant :( So i have to survive the silence. If hardly anyone is in, like over xmas period. I did have them tho as it was hell.

Oh yeah our work xmas party was similar. Infact I swapped tables so didnt sit with anyone from I.T. We had a number of bottles of wine allocated to each table. So i went to sit with another department and nicked a load of wine off them too. They wouldnt have drunk it.

Boring, Boring people. Is it bad that I watch the I.T Crowd and wish I worked in their department? :)
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 16:15, closed)
How many work ethics
...are too many?
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 10:31, closed)

(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 11:06, closed)
No thats deadly sins
There's only one work ethic - do as you're told not as I do.
(, Wed 14 Jan 2009, 20:00, closed)

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