A Conversation for Games You Can Play in the Office

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Post 1


You could try working. All these games seem to have their merit but, Without a job one might find it a little hard to actually play them.
Therefor a little work may be dull but it keeps you employed. To avoid it try my favourite office game. Shuffle paper. The object is to have a small strack of paper on the desk preferably with some meaningless giberish on it. So, when the boss walks by sift through the stack of paper in a thoughtful way until said boss goes away. If said boss enquires as to what you are doing DO NOT ALLOW HIM TO LOOK AT THE PAPER.Just bafle him with your departments tecno speak and he'll nod dumbly and walkaway. This does not work with female managers because as we all know ALL WOMEN ARE NOSY. It's in their nature.

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Post 2

Barneys Bucksaws

Paper shuffling works. I keep a huge pile on my desk - neatly stacked and batches of it in alligator clips so it doesn't all land on the floor. Hand written notes and columns of figures on top work well. The military version is a clip board full of paper of various sizes and colours, with a real memo or message form, filled out, on top. I knew a Reserve Corporal who walked around for an entire year and didn't do a lick of work. He was on the move all the time. Everyone assumed he was working for someone else. They promoted him and put him in charge of the training office.

Want to know how to get around a female boss? When she turns up in your office, be frustrated - but not too frustrated. If you go to far, she'll want to sit down and talk about it. Tell her you've been doing some work on a project that isn't due for 2 weeks, and (name some individual or department you don't like) isn't being very co-operative. Chances are she'll tell you to keep after them, and leave.

In spite of all the office games, its amazing how much real work gets accomplished.

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Post 3


I've got a desk in here somewhere under all these piles of paper....but I think it just makes me look inefficient rather than busysmiley - winkeye

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Post 4

Barneys Bucksaws

Yes, but a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind. (or someone who doesn't play office games, and actually works for a living!)

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Post 5

David B - Singing Librarian Owl

Nope, a clean desk just shows you don't have enough to do.

Or maybe, just shows you don't log in to h2g2 at work...

smiley - biggrin


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Post 6

Barneys Bucksaws

You could be right!

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Post 7


i used to walk around the RAF base i was stationed at with either a blank sheet of paper or a locked empty briefcase. no-one asks a clerk where their going with paper (it might be classified) ditto with a briefcase. we used to go in the NAAFI and win money out of the fruit machine. I remember walking around with £80 in pound coins and a pint of milk in that briefcase once.

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