Less walk, more work

@nytrisco (567)
Philippines
May 28, 2012 1:46am CST
I have a co-employee who usually complains about her workload because for her it is too many and she does not want to be disturb. Though I usually notice that she walks around the hallway, goes up and down the stairs and will dissappear for about half an hour. Last friday, see was was not on her station again and I accidentally saw her at the accounting dept chatting with the manager and I overheard her saying that she doesnt want to go downstairs because a lot people is looking for her and yet she has a lot of work to do. I was thinking, is that an alibi because she doesnt want to work or she really dont have any thing to do so pretend that she has tons of workload. For me maybe less wall andore work can make a big difference do have any experience like this one?
8 responses
@toniganzon (49914)
• Philippines
28 May 12
I think that was just her excuse. I've seen subordinates like that when i was still working and they told me that they just need time to get some fresh air since they're intoxicated with all the work. But i see them every 50 minutes going in and out of their cubicle and like you mentioned, disappearing for a few minutes.
• India
29 May 12
hehehe u right or that few minutes are not actually few,,,,,,,that r atleast 15 to 20 min.....
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
28 May 12
Somehow it could be her alibi or scapegoat.I think she better finished her work that she always saying and complaining that is overloaded before she walk around the office so that it won't be pending and finished right away.
• India
29 May 12
might be it can also be happen she getting tired or she is already a lazy girl ,,,,,bt tht is also a big fact that people s are girl girls like they never seen a girl before...
@JohnRok1 (2051)
29 May 12
In an ideal world, they would get counselling, so the employer would know how much is psychology and how much is laziness. But I doubt if that will happen where you are, once the boss gets wind of what's going on.
@Cale2012 (115)
29 May 12
I think this is a boss thought, he watch employee who complain for so much workload often disappear from his position for 15~20 minutes usually. And you care this person often found he is actual free and much leisure time.So the boss think employee made a scam and cheat words.But I think employee can't focus on their postion for long time without any walk, he need to tune their brain capability to devote work. The research show people stay on one thing no more than 1 hours. So everything need to understand each other.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
29 May 12
I really don't know she lies or not...if she has tons of workload, she won't have a time for gossip, she should be busy with her work whole time...
• Philippines
28 May 12
Maybe she really thinks too much of herself, saying it all the time that she's got a load of work and that she's kind of implying that a lot of you guys seem to be relying on her when she said that she doesn't want to go back to your floor 'cause a lot is looking for her. It's just her excuse and actually I think, in reality, she's really lazy. There are some people who just talk the talk but never walk the talk. Others even pretend to be busy when all they're doing is chatting in a corner and trying to stay away from her tasks. I guess, another reason why she always say that she has a lot of work to do is because she never really get to start things on time and finish them up before your shift ends. I used to have an office mate once who always says that she's too busy doing this and that our manager demands too much from her where in fact we can even see her using working hours in doing other stuff. It's really disappointing but even though we so much wanted to reprimand her, we can't 'cause she's much older than us.
@GemmaR (8526)
28 May 12
There are a lot of people in the world who think that just because they're at work this means that they're working, and this is not the case at all. If people feel as though they have too much work to complete in the time that they're given, then they should talk to their boss and ask them whether they would mind giving some of their work to another person. People often go wandering around when they have a lot to do, as they would do anything to be able to avoid the work that they're supposed to be doing at that time. Maybe that is what your colleague is doing because she is overwhelmed by the amount of work that she has, so she chooses just to do none of it at all.
28 May 12
If I were her boss I would fire her immediately. In the first place, her job is not to chat or walk around. Her job is on her table so I really don't understand why there are such unconcerned employees everywhere who are only after with their compensations. I see a lot of these in the work place and sorry to say this but I hate those people who are stealing time from their employer. I make sure that they pay the price for doing such laziness in the office.