How much slacking in work do you get away with?

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Now I've done my fair share of slacking in my time. Some I've gotten away with, some I haven't. I'm just a laid back guy in general.

But the last couple of weeks have just been taking the piss.

I work in a call centre and got promoted like 2 or 3 weeks ago. I can't even remember how many weeks. I think 3. And I haven't taken a single call since. I've been waiting for my team leader to sort out my logins, and for my training to be sorted out. So I've alternated between sitting next to guys and listening to their calls and watching what their going, and going to the Internet bay to slack off for the vast majority of my shifts. The most work that I've done is evaluations of tier 1 calls, where I listen to peoples calls and score them. People could be sacked based on my evaluations. Awesome. Its not even real work and something I wanted to do, and it just made slacking easier 'cause it looks like you're working, and then you can just disappear and do what ya like.

But since Monday... man. I couldn't see my team leader anywhere, asked somebody, who said he'd be off till wedensday. Wedensday is here, and I still haven't seen him around. But yeah... since Monday I haven't even bothered with the pretense of watching how other guys are doing the job... I've solely been sitting in the Internet bay. You would think they would have some sort of provision for this. Like tracking how long you spend in the Internet bay. But no. Basically, they have this main desk where a few TLs and other suits can evaluate things... they just basically check everyone is using the right logins and stuff. So as long as you're logged in under the right code, I guess they just assume all is well. The Internet bay is way at the other end of the centre. Yesterday, I even decided to just leave the building for about an hour and got some chinese food.

Today, I'm in the Internet bay listening to music, putting serious consideration into going home for a few hours. My experience says there is a 90% if not more of being able to do this safely and no one ever even knowing. But I don't quite have the balls. Since monday, I've been very paranoid. It feels like I have a bubble that prevents me from being noticed that could just burst at any moment. And then... FIRED!! So... i don't know... I'm getting payed more than I've ever been payed for the least amount of work.
 
Don't blow it. Do some work.
 
Quit being a slack ass. There's ALWAYS something productive to do at work.
 
I'm underpaid and under-appreciated yet I still do a lot of work. Why? My productivity reflects who I am, I guess. Or something. :huh:
 
I'm underpaid and under-appreciated yet I still do a lot of work. Why? My productivity reflects who I am, I guess. Or something. :huh:

No, I don't think thats true. Unless you think what it is that you do is something that alot of pride can be taken in. But if like me you just work in a call centre, or some stupid office or something, **** it.
 
How much slacking in work do I get away with? I post here during the work day. That answer your question?
 
How much slacking in work do I get away with? I post here during the work day. That answer your question?


As do I. I get away with quite a bit of slacking, yet I still finish all my tasks...I'm that good lol.
 
As do I. I get away with quite a bit of slacking, yet I still finish all my tasks...I'm that good lol.
Same here. I do what I have to do, and then take some time on here. I never don't do work so I can post here. That would get me fired.
 
Alot. I barely work and receive alot of money for it.
 
Then don't do it. Find one that is worth doing.

If I can bleed a rich corporation for cash, why not?

I HAVE worked hard in this job while I've been here. Just not lately. I doubt I'll find a career I like for years. I need monies.
 
I surf the hype for 4-6 hours everyday . . . it's getting out of control, really . . . this doesn't account for time I'm outside smoking cigarettes, and wandering around flirting w/ girls either :cool:
 
If I can bleed a rich corporation for cash, why not?

I HAVE worked hard in this job while I've been here. Just not lately. I doubt I'll find a career I like for years. I need monies.

:up: :ikyn
 
If I can bleed a rich corporation for cash, why not?

I HAVE worked hard in this job while I've been here. Just not lately. I doubt I'll find a career I like for years. I need monies.

Just because you don't like your job doesn't mean you shouldn't work at it.

People lose their job because they don't do it. Try getting monies without one. :up:
 
It's hard to slack off at Walgreens.
 
One hour and 46 minutes into my shift.

Not sacked yet.

I'm not enjoying this slacking as much as I should be. I still have this annoying niggiling feeling that I could be sacked at any moment, when I know that isn't even true. They'd have to give me a warning first. Besides, my experience here just shows they don't seem to notice.
 
That isn't even true. I love chilling out in the Internet bay listening to music.
 
If you don't mind my asking, what call center do you work for?
 
Call me paranoid, but I don't want one of you guys reaching for the phone book!
 
I just ask because I worked in a call center and hated the place. The terms you use (team leader and such) and the duties you describe sound like my old place of work.

Besides, who is gonna rat you out on an internet site?
 

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