It's Monday. Are you still feeling hungover from a weekend of drinking? Rather be doing anything but work? Sitting at your desk starring out the window wishing you could be out there? Well, don't fret.
W+K Portland's new blog gives 10 tips for How to Do Nothing at Work, and Get Away With It. Here's the first two:
1. Look Busy: Having papers spead all over your desk helps, as do pencils which are widdled down to the eraser. If you have to walk somewhere, keep your head down, and walk quickly (this also works if youre trying to avoid being called over to do work. NEVER MAKE EYE CONTACT!). Carrying clipboard with you while moving around also helps.
2. Look Stressed: If you look completely stressed out, co-workers and your boss will be more likely to leave you alone, since you must have other pressing matters on your mind. To look stressed leave your eyes unfocused, move from place to place quickly while quietly talking to yourself, and if someone asks you a question, stare off into the distance for a moment, give a big sigh, and answer them with an irritated tone.