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    Slow days at work..

    How do you cope with these? A day where you haven't broken your head over something, or tried something out, or learned something new is a day wasted.

    These days inevitably come by from time to time. It feels glorious at the time when you pass the whole day reading stuff mindlessly on the net, but it leaves a slight guilt at the end of the day. I work in a role where there are very few "routine" sort of tasks, or interaction with colleagues, to fill the hours once my work is finished. And no one expects you to sit in office if there isn't anything to do. Sometimes you can have a week where you barely put in 20 hrs of actual work. I need to think of mini-projects to do on my own during spare time at the job, so that I can at least learn something in the process, even if it doesn't materialize into anything useful for the company. Problem is the product is so complicated and there is so little that any single person knows, that it is hard to think of something sufficiently complex, and at the same time approachable enough to do on my own without depending on anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    How do you cope with these? A day where you haven't broken your head over something, or tried something out, or learned something new is a day wasted.

    These days inevitably come by from time to time. It feels glorious at the time when you pass the whole day reading stuff mindlessly on the net, but it leaves a slight guilt at the end of the day. I work in a role where there are very few "routine" sort of tasks, or interaction with colleagues, to fill the hours once my work is finished. And no one expects you to sit in office if there isn't anything to do. Sometimes you can have a week where you barely put in 20 hrs of actual work. I need to think of mini-projects to do on my own during spare time at the job, so that I can at least learn something in the process, even if it doesn't materialize into anything useful for the company. Problem is the product is so complicated and there is so little that any single person knows, that it is hard to think of something sufficiently complex, and at the same time approachable enough to do on my own without depending on anyone.
    i just browse reddit
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    I try to clear my papers, organise a bit and plan for tasks ahead. Or, I just waste time on the net.
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    i just browse reddit
    Yep. It's rather surprisingly not blocked anywhere. Atleast the places I've worked so far.
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    Nothing is blocked at my place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    How do you cope with these? A day where you haven't broken your head over something, or tried something out, or learned something new is a day wasted.
    Lunch drinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Yep. It's rather surprisingly not blocked anywhere. Atleast the places I've worked so far.
    My company blocks all major forums and game sites, but not Reddit, CW, Cricsim, Battrick or Stumped.

    Gotta love working in Hong Kong.

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    I deal with them by not going in/going home at about 2pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I deal with them by not going in/going home at about 2pm.
    ****ing academics - give it a crack in private practice and find out what a real job is like
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    Mug's game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    ****ing academics - give it a crack in private practice and find out what a real job is like
    After 14:00 on Friday almost home time.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Mug's game.
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