Monday, February 16, 2009

Driven to Distraction

It's a trait of human nature that people are more likely to concentrate on a distraction than they are at the job at hand. This can be used to good effect in your day to day work at Plankton.

Talk to the people that are in charge of your role (once you have worked out who they are), and say you would like to change what is on your position description. Tell them that, instead of your current duties, you would like to change your job to be "Looking at cool stuff on the internet, talking about last night's TV and getting myself drinks of water".

That way, when you go to, for example, look at cool stuff on the internet you'll immediately get distracted by the piece of code that somehow found its way onto your computer, or that Design Document that you started in your spare time.

Just make sure you quickly get it done before the boss finds out.

1 comment:

  1. Hey man. Procrastination is an art form man! You just don't hook up with that mad skill by doing nothing - you have to work at it. And by work at it, I mean not working - a lot.

    If you get down to a good solid five minutes work a day, then you have reached Nirvana, and I'm not talking about the band.

    More on procrastination here - http://idiotsview.blogspot.com/2009/02/art-of-procrastination.html

    And yes, I'm writing this and work.

    I have mad skills at this man. Mad skills I tells ya!