10 rules to simulate intense activity at work

 Follow these 10 simple rules and you will always  be considered the busiest in the office.

1. Never walk without a document in your hands. People with documents in their hands look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they're in a cafe. People with a newspaper in their hands look like they're heading to the toilet. In addition, make sure you carry loads of stuff when you go home at night, thus creating the impression that you work longer hours than in reality.
2. Use computers to look busy. Every time you use your computer, it looks like "work" to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, in general, do anything that even remotely related to work. This is not exactly the societal benefits, which would say proponents of the computer revolution, but they're not bad. If you ensnare boss - and you need rooms - your best defense - to declare that you are learning new software, thus saving money that would have to spend on your learning.
3. Mess on the table. Top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like we're not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around your workspace. To the observer, last year's work looks the same as today, the value is only volume. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody is coming, Bury the document you need, in the middle of the stack and rummage for it when she arrives.
 4. Answering machine. Never respond to telephone calls, if you have an answering machine. People do not call to give you something for nothing - they call because they want YOU to do work for THEM. No way to live. Miss all the calls through the answering machine. If someone leaves a message for you and it threatens to work, answer it during the lunch hour when you know that person is not there - it creates an impression of you as someone very responsible and conscientious.
5. Look impatient and annoyed. Should try to look impatient and annoyed to have bosses the impression that you are always busy.
6. Leave the office late. Always leave the office late, especially if the boss is still around. You can read magazines and books to read which is always not enough time until late before leaving. Make sure that your way out past the boss. Send important emails at unearthly hours (21:35, 7:05, etc.) and during public holidays.
7. Creative Sighing. Sigh loudly when there are a lot of people, to give the impression that you are under extreme pressure.
 8. Stacked strategy. It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Fold on the floor, lots of books (the best fit thick computer manuals).
9. Construction of a dictionary. Read up on some computer magazines and pick out the jargon and new products. Free to use them in conversation with bosses. Remember: not necessarily that they understand you, but sound impressive.
 10. DO NOT SEND THIS BOSS by mistake!

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