We have all been there. Whether it’s working in the public or private sector, some people find themselves underworked, so end up sitting at their jobs with not much to do. As a result, once you finish your workload, you are stuck clock staring a clock. This is particularly challenging when you have a mental illness that causes your mind to work faster, and accomplish more, than your average colleague.
Everyone works at a different pace, some of us manic types can perform faster than others. It becomes frustrating, not to mention unfair. If you complete your work in the time your co-worker takes double the time, then why should you be penalized for your ability to work fast and have a higher productivity rate? Why should you have to sit at your desk doing nothing because you accomplished your work faster than the next guy? If you ask for more work, but receive the same paycheck, that’s not fair either. So what do you do? Are you supposed to pretend you’re busy?
Here are 5 things to do when you find yourself staring down the clock:
It would be nice if we lived in a work world that was not ruled by a clock. Unless you work for yourself, you are going to be faced with underworked situations. Do your best to find alternate methods to pass the time. If you are ruled by a clock, I don’t think using work time to handle personal affairs is wrong. Just keep it on the down low. As long as you get your work done, that’s all that matters, right?
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