One thing I didn't miss about being IN the office.......

torbee

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Sitting inside on a picture perfect beautiful day and being trapped. Especially on a Friday.

I've been working from the office most of the week, and when it's nice out, it sucks. At home, I could grab my phone and laptop and a glass of iced tea and enjoy sitting on the deck while the dogs cavort in the back yard. Now, I am gazing sadly out the window at a Chamber of Commerce weather day, stuck in a stuffy office. :(

It's not even 9:30 a.m. and I am already thinking about going to lunch.
 

LuteHawk

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When your stomach growls at 9:30 am and you think
about going to lunch.......it raises the question what
did you have for breakfast?

If you skipped breakfast, then you are paying the price.
If you had a bowl of cereal or scrambled egg & bacon,
then you needed a bigger breakfast.
 
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torbee

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When your stomach growls at 9:30 am and you think
about going to lunch.......it raises the question what
did you have for breakfast?

If you skipped breakfast, then you are paying the price.
If you had a bowl of cereal or scrambled egg & bacon,
then you needed a bigger breakfast.
I'm not hungry - I am bored.

I had a peanut butter Cliff bar and some black coffee for breakfast.
 

The Tradition

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Sitting inside on a picture perfect beautiful day and being trapped. Especially on a Friday.

I've been working from the office most of the week, and when it's nice out, it sucks. At home, I could grab my phone and laptop and a glass of iced tea and enjoy sitting on the deck while the dogs cavort in the back yard. Now, I am gazing sadly out the window at a Chamber of Commerce weather day, stuck in a stuffy office. :(

It's not even 9:30 a.m. and I am already thinking about going to lunch.

You should take up smoking so you have an excuse to go outside periodically.
 

The Tradition

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I wouldn't be surprised if this is how you started smoking and HR. You got out of the Coast Guard, noticed employees who smoked got more paid breaks and developed a passion for smoking and employment rules in one fell swoop.

It was actually back in high school. I had a job working in the kitchen at Steak & Ale.

If you were standing out back smoking a cigarette the managers would leave you alone. But if you were standing around doing nothing without a cigarette in your hand, you were told to get back to work.
 

The Tradition

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Ironically, my window looks out over the smoking area.

This weird bald guy goes out and vaped every 25 minutes. I will say this - he's only out there for about 2 minutes each time, but it is excessive.

Our office offers extended morning or afternoon breaks for people who want to take a walk for exercise. They're expected to change their shoes and actually get out there and walk if they want to take advantage of the exercise break.
 

LuteHawk

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If you are bored with your job at 9:30 am, then you
have a motivation problem.

If you are bored, perhaps you are under-employed
and your job does not challenge you.
 
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beanerhawk

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Our office offers extended morning or afternoon breaks for people who want to take a walk for exercise. They're expected to change their shoes and actually get out there and walk if they want to take advantage of the exercise break.
we have quite a few employees that go out a couple of times a day and walk, I do it occasionally when it's nice out. In a building of 50 employees we don't have one smoker that I'm aware of. As long as people get their work done I don't care how many times they go outside.
 
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Ironically, my window looks out over the smoking area.

This weird bald guy goes out and vaped every 25 minutes. I will say this - he's only out there for about 2 minutes each time, but it is excessive.
Maybe he utilizes the Pomodoro Technique?