So I have a Co-Op/Job
and going in you are told to make sure you're always busy. if you run out of work you should ask people for stuff to do. it looks bad if you are just sitting around. And I get that...but I havent been given anything much to do in weeks and regularly either check into boss's office or send emails or ask other people for stuff to do.
part of it is I've been put on a project and its starting out and I need to wait a bit before most of the work appears.
so when I get nothing I feel like I've made an effort to be given work and its not my fault.
if you don't have any work to do how do you cope? cause I hate having nothing to do. Reddits an option but still it makes me feel all guilty inside for not doing work.
also with all this free time I wish I could play stuff on my backlog but can't bring my laptop to work just to play games

anyways for reading my rambling heres a smol train

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Do you work?

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Suposedly
Games are my work.
I work so much I don't have time to play games.
I've genetically engineered a clone to go to work for me while I sit at home and play games.

Maybe you can move boxex from one room to another, an useless job, but you can look at it as if you're exercising in a gym XD.

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I used to have a part-time job teaching. I had to stay there for 7h, but my classes were only 2h long, so I had a lot of free time. I used to spend ~1h reading newspapers, reddit and SG daily. Besides some minor errands every now and then, most of my time was spent studying. I decided to start some spanish and law online courses because I thought it would help getting a more meaningful job in the future. I'm really glad I did that tbh.

I'm not sure if I should be giving advice about this since I quit that job though xD

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Im "working" right now :/

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bumpoleiro

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Have a bump

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If I'm browsing steamgifts, I'm probably at work.

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:D

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Best practical use of my free time for me is studying: it can be anything you want, just pick something that interests you. Perhaps you can study something connected to your job to gain more knowledge?

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Well, if you really don't have any work... isn't that your company/organisation's fault? You shouldn't feel guilty for the leadership's mismanagement. If you have no work, there's not much you can do about it but wait for it to come in. I think they meant that they don't want you to laze around if you have the option to offer assistance somewhere - otherwise, I personally wouldn't worry about it too much.

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Look to do things to help further yourself/career or current job

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I learned some programming languages and algorithms when there's nothing to do. It helped me in my later work that needed an idea to do basic calculation 6553600 times in a second...

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Not knowing what kind of work you do might make this irrelevant but is there any way for you to anticipate on work you might have to do later?
When I used to do office work and I had nothing to do, instead of getting distracted with social media and games and things, or waiting for others to give me stuff to do, if they didn't, I was trying to acquire or hone skills I needed for work, or I was doing some research pertaining to the project I was on.
And I did that as well when I started working in kitchens. If there was some downtime (it doesn't happen a lot but it still happens), I was working on my knife skills, helping do some prep for others, try to plan for later services.

If it's a possibility for you, you can try that. You'd look busy, actually feel like you're not wasting your time, and get skills you might use later on for yourself. As a bonus point, if you can use what you do on the project and you look like you had initiative, it always looks good.

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Right now - I don't have time for anything beside work + I have to learn a lot in home.
But it's because I found this job just in time to see how it looks like when shit hits the fan xD

When I will learn my stuff and fix everything that guy that worked there previously fucked up I will install steam there xD

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I just do whatever I can think of doing, often that includes reading the news for a few minutes.

Thanks for the train, BlueLightning42.

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This afternoon it was pretty quiet at work and I shook my booty to 70s disco music for an hour, then I started clicking through links about early dinosaurs on wikipedia because the security guard had finished in the toilet and might have been watching me shake my booty on the cameras.

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actually I have too much work to do but I'm a master of procrastination so can't give you any tips

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I work in Customer support, so I always have stuff to do.... looking at those case queues i have access too... never gonna be empty. I clear lke 5 a day atm, cause people keep calling for updates on their shit.

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honestly bothering just out of curiosity:

what do you think when people rant about xy Support being bad/very bad?

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I know that it's not the quality most of the time, we get lots of training, at least in the companies i've worked being VW and BMW, but it's the amount of work. And even the guys from Sky, who only get 2 weeks, know their stuff.
If there is just one problem with the servers/the system there are tsunamis of calls and cases where we just can't solve it with the universal trick 17s. So everything piles up.
That's one good thing that came from my profession, I understand better to be patient with customer support. it's always better to wait a week and call again, and ask politely to be prioritized.

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be patient with customer support. it's always better to wait a week and call again, and ask politely to be prioritized

and it works!

thank you

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I mean we do all we can to solve a problem or issue, but it might just be very complicated, or take longer. Also "you" (The person calling angrily why there has been no response for 2 days) are never ever the only one with a problem.

I hope my insight helps everyone reading this.

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Blue, I am going into battle
and I need your strongest potions

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Since it's not your fault and you can't possibly change it, why even stress about it? :/ You shouldn't care about things you can't change.

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Too much things to do and no time for it all!

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For a while now (several months): Too much work, too little time for gaming.

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During slow times at work I think about how I can make things easier/more streamlined doing the work. Simple things like spreadsheets with dropdowns and cross referencing information rather than typing it out, looking at existing (very old and staff created) software and adding bits of code to make it better etc.
Beyond that, I try and study things online but don't tend to stick at it for long, look for other jobs, read the news, manage my finances etc. I've done some online surveys to earn a little extra money and prepared materials for other side-jobs I have.
It's pretty busy at work for me at the moment, but I'm thinking of how I can start an online business or just some kind of online resource, there's nearly always time for me to spend an hour or so working something like this. I just need a good idea and to be interested enough in it to keep it up!

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