Tuesday, 17 February 2015

7 ways to procrastinate at work

1) Take several "bathroom breaks" and sit on the toilet checking social media. Your manager may think you're feeling a bit sick, but at least you can catch up on Instagram, right?

2) Find the work phone and change its name to your's. Yes, my work phone is now called Silje.

3) Instead of actually serving customers, pretend you're busy and secretly gossip about that awful customer you got last shift to your co-worker out the back.

4) Daydream about sassy comebacks you want to hand out to your customers along with their "extra hot latte with only a little bit of froth" ... then realise you'll probably get fired if those words leave your mouth.

5) Pretend to stock up, but instead sit on an upturned box and try not to cry about the fact you work in retail (you may fail at this).

6) Come up with the most ridiculous coffee order ever, eg decaf double shot soy flat white served warm with a shot of vanilla syrup. Break down when someone actually orders it.

7) Print out blank receipt paper and draw pretty pictures on it. The more stick figure fairy princesses, the better.

These things I have definitely not ever done... Working at the place I do is not fun, I'll be honest, but I have to get money somehow. And soon I'll be going to university which will (hopefully) get me started in a fulfilling career, not a job that makes me want to stab something. Maybe even someone. If the possibility of another job isn't motivation enough, then maybe this is...

All images found via Pinterest

Something I need every shift.

What does everyone else do as a career? I'd love to know how you feel about your job!

xx Silje


  1. HAHA these are hilarious! I can't do any of these except for #1 maybe :P

    Would love if you check out my blog! Just followed you on twitter and instagram :)
    Raincouver Beauty

    1. Thank you! My job makes me want to cry sometimes (read: a lot of the time) so I thought this post might make it a bit more bearable for those in the same position as me.
      I'll be sure to check it out, thanks for stopping by. :)
      xx Silje


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