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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:24 AM
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CONFESS!!!!! Things you wish you could do at work, but you can't!!!
ME:

I'd love to be able to take a 20 minute nap at my desk during lunch time. God bless the power nap!!!

I'd also like to be able to work barefoot at work. Shoes are so overrated!!!
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:25 AM
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Stay home. n/t
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Sirveri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:25 AM
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1. get paid.
But hard to do when you're unemployed.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:25 AM
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2. Take a nap.
Especially today. I feel terrible...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:26 AM
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3. Wear whatever the hell I want.
Most of the time I just sit in my office and work, with my only client contact being via phone and e-mail. There is NO REASON for me to have to wear a dress shirt and tie and slacks four days a week. In fact, I get just as much done on casual Fridays as I do the rest of the week.

I don't mind dressing up for meetings or something important, but day-to-day, I should be allowed greater latitude in my standard of dress.
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:26 AM
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4. Nap!
just a little nap...and I would feel refreshed...I think right after lunch...that way I could take a 20 minute nap and then perhaps followed by a 15 minute walk outside...

that would be divine...
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:26 AM
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5. sleep
and play my music really loud
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:27 AM
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6. Retire now (I'm 41)
....and have a retirement income and medical insurance adequate to my needs.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:28 AM
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7. Post on DU
but I do anyway!

:evilgrin:
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:30 AM
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8. Talk to Some Coworkers
who aren't in Philadelphia, Boston, or Texas. Telecommuting and remote reporting have made a huge negative difference to me at work.
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Shananigans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:41 AM
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9. I work barefoot!
I love it. I wear my sandals to work, but the moment I sit down those babies are OFF! My frequent barefooted trips to the printer often cause some comments and stares, but I think the office has gotten used to my perdy little toes by now.

If I could do ANYTHING at work it would be take an hour nap, right now. I am so damn tired this morning!
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:38 PM
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35. I use to take my shoes off at work too...
....until I got sick of my 12 year old students hiding them from me. I wear Birkenstocks anyway, which is almost as good as being bare foot.

:hippie:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:50 AM
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10. I wish I could fart in my office without someone
walking in 2 seconds later to ask me a question. No privacy around here. Sheesh.

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mrboba1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:01 PM
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20. Hah!
I second that wish!!!
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:31 PM
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25. Is it always the same question?
;-)
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:15 PM
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30. Yep. Always the same question.
"Hey, what's that smell?"
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:19 PM
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40. Hey..gets rid of them faster...doesn't it?
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:51 AM
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11. I wish I could have [removed]
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 10:51 AM by Misunderestimator
um.... never mind :evilgrin:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:51 AM
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12. you probably do you lil hussy you
:eyes:
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:56 AM
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13. Whatever are you talking about?
:shrug: :)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:57 AM
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14. Your reputation precedes you
:P
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:11 AM
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15. Hey, that was my first thought too
I try to limit recreation at work to making out only. Its easier to get caught if go farther than that. :)
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:38 AM
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17. I work mostly at home
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 11:38 AM by tigereye
but go to various offices to see clients.

So I can do want I want at my home office. Like blast inappropriate music and dance in the kitchen. That is pretty cool. But then I miss out on watercooler-type gossip. At my old office I would just close the door and "meditate" for a few minutes.

My husbands office used to have a nap room, but I don't think anyone used it. Ironic, eh. I personally think people should be able to nap at work. I think there is some research implying that it improves productivity.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:36 AM
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16. the art of sleeping at the office
You can do it! I used to do it all the time.

Train yourself to look at the monitor. I would wear a pair of headphones that stood out about three inches from my head. This made a very nice cushion to lean my head on, which I would hold up by my hand on the side where the desk was.

Before you doze off, program yourself for an interruption. I used to do it like this. I would continue to stare at the monitor, as if I were thinking or involved in something. Then I would lift one hand in acknowledgement of my boss or whomever was interrupting my nap, like "Hold on one second."

That second bought me a little wake-up time, during which I would gather my senses to deal with the interruptor.

Never once got caught and I did this every day. Every single day and sometimes a couple times a day. My naps only lasted for about 20" each but made me feel so much better.


Cher

p.s. If you have a private office, just close the door and lie down on the floor behind the door, where there is little traffic (cleaner). I would often do that, too, but only on lunch hour.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:59 AM
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18. Close a door...
and have some privacy. I HATE living on the cubicle farm. x(
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mrboba1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:00 PM
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19. To bitch slap the office bitch
:evilgrin:
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:07 PM
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22. Was that really necessary?
:eyes:
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mrboba1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:12 PM
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24. absolutely.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:08 PM
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23. I once did that...........slapped the office b**** !!!
I was younger of course....she deserved it too....people came up to me to congratulate me.....

;) I couldn't get away with that at my place now, only SOME people are allowed to do whatever the hell they want to on work time. :(

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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:04 PM
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21. for starters.........abuse overtime......
sleep at my desk.....

surf the internet all day......

punch a few lights out......

take long lunch hours....

tell a few people to shut the hell up...

just a few things. :evilgrin:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:33 PM
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26. Bring my cats


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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:35 PM
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34. Great shots of your gorgeous cats.
I'd love to have mine with me all day, but can you imagine how tortuous it would be for them to spend the day with 12 and 13 year olds! :o

:hippie:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:46 PM
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37. Wouldn't be pretty.
If my cats came to my job, they's probably attack the checks in the check sorters.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:09 PM
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39. I'd love to bring my cats to work
I see pictures of my cats and then I sit here and realize I miss the little cuddlepuddles!!! Especially Abbott, he'd make my day go so much better!!!
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:50 PM
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27. Tell people who to vote for.
I'm at a 501(c)3, so I have to keep it zipped regarding electoral politics.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:53 PM
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28. Take an hour nap
Wear jeans and t-shirts every day, leave work at 1:00, private bathroom and have a monthly salary of $10,000. That's all I need.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:01 PM
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29. Well, I've got a co-worker named Elizabeth, and I'd REALLY like to
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 01:22 PM by BlueOysterDemocrat
avoid being banned for violating the "no sex thread" rule, so I'll just stop now.


(Edited, incompetent typing)
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Mrs_Beastman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:17 PM
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31. Tell customers to sit ans spin
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:17 PM
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32. NO SEX THREADS!!!!
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:31 PM
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33. Have a 60 minute lunch let the rest of the world.
By contract, I am suppose to have a duty free 30 minute lunch. I'm a teacher btw. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Duty free lunch, that will be the day.

I guess it is mostly my fault that I have kids in for lunch detention, or if kids just want to talk, I don't throw them out....and I do choose to do work so I'll only have to stay until 5pm instead of 6pm.

When we, meaning teachers I work with, get to go to workshops, the 60 minute lunch they give us is such a luxury. It is amazing not to have to gulp down food.....or even just get to actually eat.

I guess the fact that I can wear blue jeans and tie dye shirts to work sort of make up for it. Of course I work in a liberal neighborhood, and have taught long enough that no one dares tell me what to wear.

:hippie:
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:39 PM
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36. Drink beer
I'm a trucker, though, so I guess that wouldn't be too safe. Maybe if a I worked in an office and took a cab to and from work I could drink beer.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:48 PM
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38. I'm w/ you...
Right around 2pm, I'd love a beer...
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