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Behaving professionally when there's nothing to do [duplicate]

I don't want to go into detail, but I'm contracted to maintain a large amount of computers. Every now and then I'll end up with 20-50 minutes of downtime where all the computers are working ...
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3 votes
3 answers
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Is it reasonable to blame an employee for not being productive at work when there's no work to be done? [duplicate]

I am a front-end developer and I recently had a meeting with my boss. During the meeting, he blamed me for not doing anything in the office for months. He mentioned that I should be involved with ...
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3 votes
1 answer
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How to not seem lazy in the eyes of my co-workers? [duplicate]

I'm new in my workplace, and one of the very few IT guys in here (totally 3 I believe ), I'm externalized from another company to work here. My work consist in filling some very important reports that ...
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-3 votes
1 answer
2k views

What to do when no work in office? [duplicate]

I am working in software firm since 1 year. For last 3 months we dont have much work to do. So the first thing comes to my mind every morning when I come to office is, what to do today? Please ...
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1 vote
3 answers
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How to utilize the free time during office hours? [duplicate]

I am a software developer and most of the times when I find free time I read few news or technical websites like Techcrunch, Gizmodo, etc or read Twitter. How do I utilize this time to the maximum, ...
Amrita S's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
592 views

How do I deal with a lack of meaningful tasks? [duplicate]

I'm a recent graduate working with a small-medium sized company. I've completed my first project last week and have been assigned to do an enhancement on one of our products. In the past few days, I'...
Chun Yin's user avatar
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-1 votes
1 answer
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Dealing with lack of work in new job efficiently and professionally [duplicate]

I joined this IT company 3 months ago for my first job as C developer. I graduated last summer as software engineer and to make things clear, this is not my first "Getting in touch" with professional ...
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2 votes
1 answer
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What should I do with short periods of time with nothing to do? [duplicate]

As a software developer on a relatively small team handling a big job, I have never found myself with no tasks on my plate; new work comes frequently, and completed tasks are quickly replaced with new ...
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-1 votes
2 answers
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what should I do when there is nothing to do in office [duplicate]

As stated in the title, what should I do when there is nothing to do in the office? Should I go ask my supervisor for any work or should I wait for them to come to me? I am a new hire to the company ...
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4 votes
2 answers
153 views

Administrator waiting for processes to finish [duplicate]

I got my first job as an administrator. Basically I have to install operating systems and software to computer. The problem is that I have sometimes nothing to do but wait for process to finish. It ...
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120 votes
12 answers
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How can I "kill" time at work when there is no work for me to do?

I am a chemical engineer, and I have been spending much of the last two months doing nothing (either surfing the web or chatting with other employees) since my project has been very slow. The company ...
Alpha's user avatar
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40 votes
7 answers
12k views

What to do when my boss explicitly says he has nothing for me to do? [duplicate]

I work in a small office (three people usually) and I am fairly new (here less than three months). In general, I have things to do or can pester my boss to either give me something to do or make the ...
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38 votes
7 answers
9k views

Is it acceptable to slack off and how can I get more work to do?

I am an intern at a software development company. I often find myself slacking off, which I tried to justify by thinking it was because I am only assigned one task and there is no pressure or ...
hermann's user avatar
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27 votes
7 answers
9k views

Is it wrong to use Flexitime if it can leave me without needed guidance? [closed]

I'm a Junior Web Developer at a small agency in the UK and all the staff have now been offered flexitime. I am excited for this as it means that I can now work 8 to 4:30 rather than the usual 9 to 5:...
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13 votes
3 answers
14k views

I have nothing to do at my job, and it has been a month. Should I quit? [closed]

I have recently started admin job at this startup and I feel like it is sucking my life away, and boring the brains out of me.. Firstly, there is little to no tasks for me. And my colleagues know it. ...
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