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Perfect Job, Please

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Perfect Job, Please

My friend Johnny has had more jobs than anyone I know. Ask him to tell you a work story and you might hear about the evenings he spent at a recording studio supervising amateur musicians, or about the bizarre clients he has designed websites for, or maybe about the time he worked at a sausage factory and the machine broke, leaving him covered head to toe in sausage meat. I’m not making this up.

And then there’s my old flatmate, Ayesha, who looks like she's stepped out of the web page of a street fashion blog or a vintage clothing vendor on Etsy. Ayesha makes a living for herself buying clothing in thrift shops, then altering, modeling and photographing it, and selling it in online auctions for at least ten times the price.

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Working Hard At Looking Busy: An Office Worker’s Memorandum

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Working Hard At Looking Busy: An Office Worker’s Memorandum

I bet when you read the title to this article you were intrigued.

Now you’re saying to yourself, 'He’s right. I am intrigued! But why?'

The reason: we’ve all done it.

We’ve all tried looking busy at work when we’ve had absolutely nothing to do.

You pass papers back and forth across your desk at intermittent times throughout the day to make it seem as if you are reading important documents. We make multiple runs to the supply closet for our fourteenth bag of paperclips. How about swapping out random folders in the filing cabinet, regardless of whether you need them?

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