By KillMePlease - 11/03/2015 20:15 - United States - Hicksville

Today, I was given a new responsibility at the law firm where I work. I'm now in charge of punching holes in every single piece of paper to be found in the office, estimated to be in the hundred-thousands. The reason? I finish my daily clerical work too quickly. FML
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Same thing different taste

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Sounds like they just don't want to look bad since you do your work like your supposed to and finish it in a timely manner.


Quite the punch-line you've got there. Hope I'm not bothering anyone a hole lot with my shitty attempt at being funny. :(

you worked so effectively they trusted you with more work.

He worked so effectively they 'trusted' him with shit work.

1dvs_bstd 41

I'm beginning to see a trend here. If you work too hard, effectively and efficiently, you get more work with no increase in salary to show for it. Lesson? Stall on your work long enough to finish it just before closing.

This is a nation of procrasti'nation'... Mmk ill go.

RMLrapemylife 14

If OP is working in a professional environment where there's opportunities to move up, he should try he's hardest be become the best hole puncher there is! He might be given more shit work, but if he keeps being efficient at everything someone is gonna hear of him. Once that happens he's gonna be more likely to move up.

It never works like that. Efficiency makes you indispensable in your current position. They won't move you because they can't replace you easily. Companies promote incompetence.

I'm sad to agree with you. its always extra work but no extra pay

i get that your boss wants to pay you to work. but he's willing to pay you to just punch holes in paper? how is that any better?

Do you realise how boring of a job that is? lmao

Did they tell you where on the page to punch the could get your own revenge!

That wouldn't exactly be smart. I don't think they'd take kindly to someone being a smart ass just because they were tasked with such a boring job, that's a good way to get written up or fired. Especially when it is common knowledge that hole punches go on the edge of the paper, whether it be right or left.

TweetAnne 13

While that is true some documents are hole punched at the top with two holes.

Sounds like they just don't want to look bad since you do your work like your supposed to and finish it in a timely manner.

It seems like such an obvious solution but you could just take your time doing your other work so that it fills your day?