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How do you cope with slow/dead periods at work?


I hate slow periods as it puts attention on me that I'm just standing around doing nothing and then my anxiety shoots up especially when the big boss is there. What sucks even more is that I'm around people who are already doing the extra stuff like cleaning and organizing stuff so there is literally nothing to do so I just sit there clueless and anxious watching other people work. It's so annoying.

How do you guys deal with this?
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The boss people will usually not give you a hard time about it as long as they can see you're trying to stay busy. If you can't think of anything to do ask them if there's anything you can do.
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You could do what I do and pretend to tie your shoe for as long as the lull lasts.

The whole thing is much more believable if you're wearing boots. You can really adjust each individual hole (what is that part of a shoe called?)

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There is always something to do. Some long standing undone project, i.e, filing, cleaning, organizing, etc. Always.
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There is always something to do. Some long standing undone project, i.e, filing, cleaning, organizing, etc. Always.
Cleaning and general tidying up are a big help for me. I work in food service, so I usually have something to do.

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There is always something to do. Some long standing undone project, i.e, filing, cleaning, organizing, etc. Always.
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I had lots of dead time at my last job. I usually read the NYTimes and other new sites. I was quite up to date on the new for a couple years, lol.

Tried not to be too obvious about it but who knows, maybe people noticed as they walked by my cubicle. You just want to avoid looking at Facebook or Youtube.
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