It Takes A Lot Of Effort To Be This Lazy

, , , , | Working | February 27, 2018

(I have the misfortune to share an office with the most self-centred and lazy colleague I’ve ever met in my career.)

Colleague #1: *at 9:00 am* “I’m so bored. I really can’t be bothered today. I have, like, two things to do and they both suck. I’m so bored.”

Colleague #1: *at 10:00 am* “I’m so bored. Today sucks.”

Colleague #1: *at 11:00 am*  “Ugh, my boss just sent me so many to-dos! That’s not possible for one person!” *leaves office, comes back a while later* “Aw, man, all’s good. The ladies at reception are going to take care of my work.” *pause* “I’m bored.”

(At 1:00 pm, [Colleague #2] enters, stressed out.)

Colleague #2: “Could one of you please help me? I can’t find my desk for all the files, and there’s so much that needs doing today. Going crazy over here!”

Colleague #1: “I’m so sorry. I’d love to help, but I have some things to finish first.” *points to the files that she hasn’t touched since morning*

([Colleague #2] left. [Colleague #1] casually put on headphones and resumed watching shows on YouTube. [Colleague #2] and I split the work between us and got done in time. Later on, someone complimented our team effort. [Colleague #1] made it sound like she coordinated it.)

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