By devakii - 16/10/2009 17:27 - United States

Today, the power went out at work. As everyone left the building to go home, the owner came in to inform me that, since the phones were on a battery back up, I would be staying to man them. The phones rang 2 times in the 4 hours I sat in the dark by myself. Both times were telemarketers. FML
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Aww, in the dark? I would've made a giant blanket fort or something of that caliber.

Getting paid to do next to nothing for four hours... I could think of worse things than boredom.

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Aww, in the dark? I would've made a giant blanket fort or something of that caliber.

Not an FML at all. A "sweet 4 hours of work for [literally] nothing!"

Now everybody will have something to man.

I would've taken a nap. Have the phone wake you up.

did he take your stapler too?

Oh well, you got paid, right?

Getting paid to do next to nothing for four hours... I could think of worse things than boredom.

I would enjoy getting paid to do that!

yeah! Sit around at night. If you had a candle, or a torch, that would have been wicked. If not: alone in business for ages. awesome!

That isn't an FML, its the perfect job!

Do you get paid hourly? If so, I would've thought of something. A building with no one else in it...think of the possibilities XD But if you're not paid hourly....it blows.

That ain't working that's the way ya do it. Your money for nothing and your chicks for free! You should have placed huge orders with each of the telemarketers. Four hours, alone, in the dark? How many times did you diddle yourself?

that's what I was going to say. with some of the order going to my place. N' do it all over the desks..........

No shit I wish I got paid to do nothing! Now I'm off to work where I have to do things darn.

I agree, that's like free money. Boo hoo if you're bored, at least you're getting paid.

I'm getting paid right now to make sure a building doesn't burn down and read FMLs. And by make sure it doesn't burn down I mean call the fire department in case it catches.

Was it red, Milton?

Go work at a freaking McDonalds. It's really not that difficult to get a job. So quit complaining...

You'd be surprised!

you can't support 5 kids working at mcdonald's.

Really...you'd be surprised as to how difficult it is to even get a job at McDonalds. Ask my friend with a college degree who is 'too qualified' to work there. The only way to get a job anymore is to go into the medical field. @OP: Really, this isn't an FML. You're getting paid to do nothing. That's awesome! While it might be boring and lonely, at least it's money that the others are missing out on. Maybe you should push overtime for it?

Stop abusing commas and learn to spell "mortgage."

It's not that hard to get a job, stop being picky and just go get one. I see help wanted ads on Craigslist and on CareerBuilder all the time. All but one of my friends who were laid off during the recession were able to go and find new manufacturing jobs within a couple of months of being laid off.

Well Jesus Christ hailster17 that evidence is irrefutable. You solved the recession! Everyone just needs to stop being so damn picky.