Tips for Hard Working :)

August 12, 2008 at 5:59 pm 8 comments

Just follow these ten golden rules and regulations to pretend working very hard!!!!!!!

Rule No.1: Never walk down the hall without a document in your hands.

People with documents in their hands look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they’re heading for the cafetaria. People with a newspaper in their hand look like they’re heading to the toilet;). Above all, make sure you carry load of stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you work longer hours than you do.

Rule No.2: Use Computers to look busy

Any time you use a computer, it looks like “work” to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, calculate your finances and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work. When you get caught by your boss and you *will* get caught -your best defense is to claim you’re teaching yourself to use new software, thus saving valuable training expenses;)

Rule No.3: Messy Desk

Build huge piles of documents around your workspace. To the observer, last year’s work looks the same as today’s work; it’s volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you’ll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.

Rule No.4: Voice Mail

Never answer your phone if you have voice mail. People don’t call you just because they want to give you something for nothing – they call because they want YOU to do work for THEM. That’s no way to live. If your voice mailbox has a limit on the number of messages it can hold, make sure you reach that limit frequently. One way to do that is to never erase any incoming messages. If that takes too long, send yourself a few messages. Your callers will hear a recorded message that says, “Sorry, this mailbox is full” -a sure sign that you are a hardworking employee in high demand:)

Rule No.5: Looking Impatient and Annoyed

One should also always try to look impatient and annoyed to give your bosses the impression that you are always busy.

Rule No.6: Appear to Work Late

Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around. You could read magazines and story books that you always wanted to read, but have no time until late before leaving.

Rule No.7: Creative Sighing for Effect

Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that you are very hard pressed.

Rule No.8: Stacking Strategy

It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Put lots of books on the floor etc…….You can always borrow from library. Thick computer manuals are the best.

Rule No.9: Build Vocabulary

Read up on some computer magazines and pick out all the jargon and new products. Use it freely when in conversation with bosses. Remember: They don’t have to understand what you say, but you sure sound impressive.

Rule No.10: Dont forward these golden rules to your boss by mistake


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  • 1. nadia  |  August 12, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    LOL. I personally like rule number 3. Working on a computer makes you look ‘busy’, until someone peeks in your screen. And of course, the most important one is the last rule.

    ~LOL, everyone is more concerned about the Rule No.10 🙂
    Thanks for your comments, jaan

  • 2. Amir  |  August 13, 2008 at 5:46 am

    haha…rule #2 doesn’t work for me. I work on my computer…that’s all I have on my desk 🙂 We have a clean desk policy at work. But I know guys who work from home a lot and leaves cups of coffee etc on their desk…until the mold starts to grow on the OUTSIDE of the cup. Gross.

    Of course rule #10 is the best 🙂

    ~Assalamu Alaikum, Amir
    Thanks for your comments and welcome to my blog:) Glad you liked atleast one rule of them;)

  • 3. Niyaz  |  August 13, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    yeah most of the rulez v usually follw in our office , espclly rulez 2 , 5 & 7 i used to do n offce ..hehe 🙂

    Masood bhai :

    hw abt u , following thse rulz r not?? 😉

    ~I am only the rule creator;)

  • 4. Ordinary Girl  |  August 14, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I want to wringe the necks of those who follow the rule # 6!! 😡 Especially guys seem to follow this, they would do nothing and still hang around the office and then would tease us girls leaving the office on time (AND with the work done, thank you very much) that, “larkiyon ku ghar janay ki bari jaldi hoti hai, aik hum hein, kitni kitni dair tak yahan bheetay hein!!”

    ~LOL!, Thanks for your comments 🙂

  • 5. nadia  |  August 14, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    @ Ordinary Girl: And that too with overtime pay!

  • 6. isheeta  |  August 15, 2008 at 12:07 am

    OMG, classic classic awesome rules! had to laugh out loud.

    ~Thanks for your comment and Welcome to my blog 🙂

  • 7. home loan  |  January 29, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Lovely. Great site.

  • 8. grabowski  |  June 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

    That was funny. Thanks!


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