Tuesday, January 23, 2007

How to look BUSY!

Being busy with work and looking like it are two different things. Master the art of looking busy. Read on...
  • Never walk without a document People with documents look hardworking. Those with nothing in their hands look like they're going to the cafeteria.
  • Carry loads of stuff home with you at night to show that you work longer hours than you really do.
  • Messy desk Build huge piles of documents around your workspace, only top management can get away with a clean desk.
  • Screen all your calls through voice mail If somebody leaves a message for pending work, respond during lunch hour when you know they're not there.
  • Look impatient & annoyed to give the impression that you're always busy.
  • Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around. Make sure you walk past the boss' room on your way out.
  • Send important e-mails at unearthly hours (i.e. 9:35pm , 7:05am , etc.) & during public holidays.
  • Creative sighing for effect Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that you are under extreme pressure
  • It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Put lots of books on the floor, etc. (thick computer manuals are the best).
  • Read computer magazines & pick out all the jargon & new products. Use the phrases freely when in conversation with bosses.
  • MOST IMPORTANT -- DON'T forward this to your boss by mistake!
- Economic Times


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