Trying to look busy at work
But because you don’t always want to announce your not-so-honorable actions to your coworkers or boss, you also need to create the appearance, that you’re actually quite busy. So how do you do it?
The Monster Blog recently asked visitors to submit their creative ways to look busy at work. A few of the best:
· Never, ever walk anywhere without carrying a file folder. Keep at least one sheet inside it; in a pinch, scribble a note on it, and mumble, “Must not forget that.”
· If you like to arrive late in the morning, leave a cup of coffee and a bakery bag on your desk the night before, and keep your computer on. Everyone will think you're there already.
· ALWAYS carry a work-related paper or item in your hand, and have your work-related question or statement ready to execute at a second's notice when shooting the breeze with a coworker. When you detect “management,” switch smoothly to these work-related questions and responses.