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Between crazy bosses and creepy coworkers, it's a wonder you get any work done at all. Here's a little help.
You Will Need
- Call forwarding
- Cover story
- Double lunch hours
- Personal projects
- Work project
- Lunchtime cocktails (optional)
Forward your office calls
If there's any chance your boss might check up on you by calling your work number, have office calls forwarded to your cellphone so you won't get caught AWOL.
Pretend-complain to office tattletales that your boss has you running personal errands while they're on vacation, so no one suspects that you're actually goofing off.
Enjoy double lunch hours
Indulge in double lunch hours -- one that you take at your desk, indulging in online distractions, and one that you enjoy out of the office.
Finish your to-do list
Get caught up on your to-do list. Now's the time to take care of any personal business you can't address when the boss is around.
Tackle a project
Tackle one project that isn’t too taxing but will make your boss really happy. With any luck, they won't notice that it was just about the only thing you accomplished while they were gone.