How do you bypass boredom at work?

  • manpit209

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    Jan 18, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    I'm not sure about you guys but often times I get bored at work. That's not to say that I don't have work to do. I have plenty of stuff to do but when you are engaged for hours, my brain goes numb. So to break the typical routine, I listen to some podcasts and radio shows. My favorite radio show at the moment is The Heidi and Frank Show. I laugh a lot listening to them and it really helps the day go by.

    I also Facebook whenever I can. That's pretty much the extend of what I do about boredom. What do you guys do to get over boredom?
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    Now with the iPhone coming to verizon, more bi sexual married and in the closet guys will be on Grindr. You should beat them to the game and get to know everyone in your office building. Then post on the stall doors.
    Come and Grindr your own coffee. 2pm. See you there.

    If your bored, take on some new challenges. Work on your resume. Log onto monster and leave it up when you walk away from your desk.


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    Jan 18, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    To be honest you should focus on work. I have a one hour gap before my boss comes in so I get to post on RJ on my phone then I start work... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 18, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    I past the time with realjock forums, facebook, newspapers, socializing, and poetry when I have nothing to do.
  • calibro

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    Jan 18, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    even if i were bored at work, i don't have time for it. you can't stop teaching in the middle of class because you're bored, and lord knows bread doesn't wait to proof just because you want it to. when i'm at work i work. it's why i get paid.
  • ohioguy12

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    Jan 18, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    I have a computer, 4 TVs, a football, and golf clubs/balls all by my desk, so it's usually easy to bypass time
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    Jan 18, 2011 6:52 PM GMT
    I don't have time to get bored at work.
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    Jan 18, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Go in a men's room stall and play on my iPhone.
  • FredMG

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    Jan 18, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    I either cut up bicycle inner tubes to make giant rubberbands to hold together snowshows, or tell my boss, hey, I'm just here milking the clock, how about we save some payroll, I clock off and go to the gym, if things pick up in the next couple hours call me.

    OP. If, there's no work and you can afford it, clock off and go home - it sounds like you're stuck on the "gotta be at work 40 hours a week" craziness. you know in France that's punishable by death.
  • wellwell

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    Jan 18, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    I've always cured it w/ differing job, or started a new company.
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    Jan 18, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    wellwell saidI've always cured it w/ differing job, or started a new company.


    This. Frequent boredom at work means you are doing the wrong work (or just not working when you are the office)
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    Jan 18, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    At gumby's pizza?

    Well you are either high, in which case it's not boring. We play hacky sack if it's real bad. And someone keeps leaving new nat geos for us to read. And we always have the best music playing.
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    Jan 18, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    Depending on the time of year, I'm either really busy all 8 hours, or have very little to do. If it's a slow time, I usually just get all my work done in the time it takes, so that I can go home early and get to the gym before it gets crowded, or take a nap. Like someone else said, I'm "saving" my employer money... icon_twisted.gif At this point in my life, the increased "me time" is worth the smaller paychecks. Sometimes I'll facebook, but no use wasting my time at work if I don't have to be there.
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    Jan 18, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    Matey, you're looking at it.

    Well, I also regularly read The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, The Onion, and look forward to Seanbaby's weekly post on Cracked.com on Thursdays!
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    Jan 18, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    wo..rk?
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    Jan 18, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    I don't get bored, but I do have "down times" when I'm having to wait for stuff. During these times, I usually surf news on the web, catch up on email or if the weather is nice, I'll take a quick walk in the park nearby just to get some fresh air.
  • Webster666

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    Jan 18, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    When I used to have a job, I had so much work that there wasn't any time to get bored.
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    Jan 18, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    Talk to others while doing ur work, or urself if no ones around, haha. Or in my case work on something electrical, live. Never a boring moment then.
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    Jan 18, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    If you are bored you are boring. Just a joke.
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    When I worked my previous job, I never had time to get bored. Now that I have a new job and I am working at the store level again, there is some down time. Especially at this time of year in Michigan when the weather is bad. There are always things to do though even when it is slow. Right now, I am very grateful to have a job as I was without one for a year and a half.
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    be a douche bag with others
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    manpit209 saidI'm not sure about you guys but often times I get bored at work. That's not to say that I don't have work to do. I have plenty of stuff to do but when you are engaged for hours, my brain goes numb. So to break the typical routine, I listen to some podcasts and radio shows. My favorite radio show at the moment is The Heidi and Frank Show. I laugh a lot listening to them and it really helps the day go by.

    I also Facebook whenever I can. That's pretty much the extend of what I do about boredom. What do you guys do to get over boredom?


    Wait a minute, what happened to Frosty?
  • disasterpiece

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    Jan 19, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    I stop working and go play drums.


    Aaaah, home working. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 19, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    I go fill up my water bottle and on the way stop and speak to colleagues about work things rather than emailing them. Means I get the one on one interaction and I get a little bit of exercise icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 19, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    what is this thing called boredom at work??? I get to the office and it is turn on the computer and start typing and coding as fast as I can...as I talk to people to resolve issues with the iDevices....there is usually smoke coming from my finger tips.