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I wonder how long it’ll be before my coworkers realize I don’t do any work and I’m gonna have to explain to them that I asked them for work multiple times and the refused to give me any

 

About 18 months. Then you find a new job for more money.

 

What's funny is, if you don't do any work, you don't make any mistakes, and they can't blame you for anything.

 

I worked two places like that. It was awful though. One place asked my to list what I did for the last 160 working hours and I had to come up with answers even though they never gave me anything to do and I asked every day, three times a day. They thought I was very industrious because I kept asking for more work. One month, I re-wrote the same report over and over. Another month, I reverse engineered a piece of software they were writing and reconstructed it entirely in Excel with macros. My version became the standard because their version was very buggy. They didn't ask me to do this, but then they had me checking their software, I hated that.

 

I forgot everything I knew about Excel after that.

 

[Ashley] Moral of the story, ask three times a day, but don't actually do anything.

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About 18 months. Then you find a new job for more money.

 

What's funny is, if you don't do any work, you don't make any mistakes, and they can't blame you for anything.

 

I worked two places like that. It was awful though. One place asked my to list what I did for the last 160 working hours and I had to come up with answers even though they never gave me anything to do and I asked every day, three times a day. They thought I was very industrious because I kept asking for more work. One month, I re-wrote the same report over and over. Another month, I reverse engineered a piece of software they were writing and reconstructed it entirely in Excel with macros. My version became the standard because their version was very buggy. They didn't ask me to do this, but then they had me checking their software, I hated that.

 

I forgot everything I knew about Excel after that.

 

[Ashley] Moral of the story, ask three times a day, but don't actually do anything.

 

Ugh, no one in this system, myself included, can tolerate me working here for 18 months

 

A senior dev’s already made passive-aggressive comments in meetings about how people should get better at finding stuff to do... thing is, I’m not the only one on this team who’s asked for work. You would think they’d figure out its not the grunts’ faults

 

But yeah, I get it. Cover your ass. The more you ask for work, the less they can complain when you don’t have any


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LOL I'm sure we told the story of how, we told our social worker that the online classes weren't genuine high school work and we felt like we were just kinda... wasting our time, trying to get a sheet of paper that'd allow us to get a real education. (I'm happy to report we burned through 5 years of online English coursework in two years, took Child Development three times, and learned the art of spamming the forward button with the correct timing for it to not lag) Regretted it instantly, and the next day were wordlessly given a worksheet with a post-it saying "Fill out daily." Every hour, we were supposed to put what class we worked on and "One Thing You Learned." Oopsy. We ignored it and they took points off our chart and kept passive-aggressively putting the worksheet in more obvious and obvious places, we kept ignoring it, eventually it disappeared and it didn't matter anymore, HAH.

 

I would use split-screen and have some big block of text on the one side, and have a google doc on the other. Just journal. Always had something to say off the tip of my tongue when they'd come ask "What are you working on?" But my last semester, I was sat across the room and they literally never checked up on me, although my back was to the teacher and I had big blinders of cubby walls, and sometimes the teacher liked to just kinda... stand a couple feet behind me and watch me, I'd just hear her breathing. The first few times, I turned around, and she looked all offended and took points off my chart for turning around. It was so weird. I also read the classics, anything that you can read online from a formal-looking website with no ads. If the teacher saw me on a site with ads she'd take off points for being off-task.

 

It's so mentally weird to be in a classroom with a class, but to not be allowed to look at the class, and for the class to not be allowed to look at you, ever, and you have no peripheral vision. Icky, I'm glad that's over. -J/G



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you get tardigrades when you're always late to class



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