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An excruciating case of lame duckitis

June 6th, 2017 at 04:05 am

As you know, I learned my job would end early last Friday. Yesterday (Monday) I had absolutely nothing to do. Am I already a lame duck?

It was one long day, sitting at my desk and pretending to be busy when I really am not. The highlights of the day were getting a half hour walk in on my lunch break and a few trips to the rest rooms, a trip or two to kitchen to replenish tea or water. Seriously.

I don't want to say I have nothing to do because then they might say okay maybe your last day is today. And I don't want to give up $1320 for the 3 remaining days there!

To sort of justify my time yesterday and hopefully trigger something for me to do today, I did at day's end turn in a revised version of something I'd written with some revamped language they hadn't asked me for.

It was excruciating.

4 Responses to “An excruciating case of lame duckitis”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I go through that in our quiet period at work and pretty much the only way I get through it is by checking every email received on my phone, even junk mail!! If you can't find anything to do you may need to find a way to discreetly pass the time- check your phone or email on the computer regularly for example. Good luck, it's tough to do.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I had a full-time job like that once. There was nothing for me to do. They knew it, but they didn't want to give up the "slot." I ended up doing personal typing for one of the supervisors. It was awful.

  3. starfishy Says:

    ugh - sounds awful, but at least you will leave with an extra $1320!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds painful, but look busy nevertheless. I had a job that anytime there wasn't work, I was laid off. So, I can tell you I did everything in slow motion when I had to make sure it lasted to even finish out a day. I also did some area clean up and tidying just to look busy. Back then, every dollar counted and I couldn't afford to lose that $5 an hour.

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