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Employee Hasn't Worked For Six Months Without Getting Caught

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Employee Hasn't Worked For Six Months Without Getting Caught

An office worker has admitted to not working for six months and doesn't think they'll ever get caught.

The anonymous employee explained how they work in a cubicle and 'mess around' on their phone all day - spending just one day a week completing the bits they need to get done. Then after that, they do nothing.

Taking to the Reddit thread, the worker wrote: "I have a very low key office job. My job is basically just doing the busywork that the key players in the office are too busy for (spreadsheets, R&D, boring stuff).

"As a person, I am very quiet and can easily go through life unnoticed.

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While everyone else is busy, this employee does nothing. Credit: PA
While everyone else is busy, this employee does nothing. Credit: PA

"Because my work never has deadlines and it's all just behind the scenes stuff and since no one at work ever really even talks to me much or notices me, I've just stopped working hard.

"I'll take one day a week to power through and get some stuff done, but the rest of the week, I'm just in my cubicle messing around on my phone all day. Nobody notices. It's like I'm invisible.

"All that matters to them is that they see my work is finished at the end of the week.

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"I've been doing this for 6 months and haven't gotten questioned or caught once. I've even started taking it further and coming in an hour late, nobody notices. I've been taking very extended lunch breaks, nobody notices.

"If I hear anyone walk by my office, I simply set my phone down and pretend to work."

The employee will pretend to work if someone passes their cubicle. Credit: PA
The employee will pretend to work if someone passes their cubicle. Credit: PA

They went on: "However, I have a reputation as a hard worker simply because I had a few bright ideas and solved some major problems when I first started working there.

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"Because of this, everyone thinks I'm smart, hard working, and self sufficient so I don't need anyone looking over my shoulder.

"I know it's wrong for me to do this, but I hate this job. It's mind numbingly boring, but it pays $25 [£18] an hour so no way in hell I'm quitting.

"I don't have a degree so jobs like this are hard to come by for me in my industry. I used to be afraid I'd get caught, but at this point, I just don't think it's ever going to happen."

Defending the member of staff's commitment to work, one person replied saying: "Hey man if you're salaried, they're paying you to get the job done, not work 40 hours.

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"We've been full remote for the whole pandemic in the US and my days range 2-10 hours depending on what I'm feeling. It's an awesome feeling."

Another was also sympathetic, writing: "I wonder if you could use your down time for some kind of side hustle or skill learning.

"Either way, you're getting the work done so I wouldn't feel bad about it."

The original poster went on to say that they've been teaching themselves chess and playing online. Did anyone say The Queen's Gambit 2?

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Rebecca Shepherd
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