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Friday Debate: What are you doing in the office while everyone else took a long weekend?

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Despite all the crap I give him, I have a lot of love for Darryn. He’s a workhorse, has a fantastic work ethic, is loyal, and has blossomed into a damned good writer with a ton of personality. And right now, I hate his goddamned guts.

Y’see…he had the foresight to book today off. By nabbing a Friday sandwiched betwixt a weekend and a public holiday, the devious little bastard has managed to grab a long weekend. So here I am, sat at my desk, forced to actually do some work for a change. My wife took today off, my kids have today off – and they’re all behind me, taunting me as I write this, because they’re bastards. Just like Darryn, and just like everybody else who had the prescience to put in a day’s leave today.

Tell us! What are you doing in the office today? Are you sitting at your desk, doing incredibly important stuff like playing minesweeper, or are you taking the quieter time to actually get stuff done? Are you sitting, spitting teeth as I am at the bastards who took today off, or are you making the most of it?

Or are you one of those clever ones who actually took today off?

Last Updated: August 10, 2018

122 Comments

  1. Lord Chaos

    August 10, 2018 at 11:52

    Saving up leave, also working through Dec.
    People being gone means almost no badgering and can actually get stuff done

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  2. Lord Chaos

    August 10, 2018 at 11:52

    Saving up leave, also working through Dec.
    People being gone means almost no badgering and can actually get stuff done

    Reply

  3. G8crasha

    August 10, 2018 at 11:53

    Would rather keep my leave for the end of the year!

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  4. G8crasha

    August 10, 2018 at 11:53

    Would rather keep my leave for the end of the year!

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  5. G8crasha

    August 10, 2018 at 11:53

    Would rather keep my leave for the end of the year!

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  6. Umar

    August 10, 2018 at 11:08

    Filling my spotify playlist with trendy indie music so that I can feel like a filthy hipster.

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  7. jGLZA

    August 10, 2018 at 11:11

    Strategically planning my Fantasy Premier League team

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  8. Original Heretic

    August 10, 2018 at 11:12

    I have a week of leave coming up in two weeks time, once my show is done and I get some well deserved rest.
    So now, I work and the office is BLISSFULLY quiet!

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  9. Lu

    August 10, 2018 at 11:13

    Waiting for 11:45 so I can bail early

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  10. RinceThis

    August 10, 2018 at 11:13

    NMS!

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    • Pariah

      August 10, 2018 at 11:35

      I’m addicted myself. So much to do.

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      • RinceThis

        August 10, 2018 at 11:52

        I know, and so little time!

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      • RinceThis

        August 10, 2018 at 11:52

        I know, and so little time!

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      • RinceThis

        August 10, 2018 at 11:52

        I know, and so little time!

        Reply

      • RinceThis

        August 10, 2018 at 11:52

        I know, and so little time!

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      • RinceThis

        August 10, 2018 at 11:52

        I know, and so little time!

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        • Social Justice Jim Bot v 1.5

          August 10, 2018 at 11:54

          We should have more days in the weekend to explore the galaxy… 🙁 My freighter is my new home now!

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        • Social Justice Jim Bot v 1.5

          August 10, 2018 at 11:54

          We should have more days in the weekend to explore the galaxy… 🙁 My freighter is my new home now!

          Reply

        • Social Justice Jim Bot v 1.5

          August 10, 2018 at 11:54

          We should have more days in the weekend to explore the galaxy… 🙁 My freighter is my new home now!

          Reply

  11. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 10, 2018 at 11:14

    I like working on days like this because it’s quiet, you get plenty of work done without distractions, and there’s hardly any traffic. Can save my leave for when everyone else is working.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      August 10, 2018 at 11:56

      Exactly what I do 🙂

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  12. For the Emperor!

    August 10, 2018 at 11:17

    Well, with deadlines, I worked last weekend, yesterday, today and probably tomorrow as well 🙁
    Most of us are here at the office though, only 3 MIA and some of them for funerals or bike races so…

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  13. Magoo

    August 10, 2018 at 11:23

    Checking all corners of the net every 10 minutes for controversy or some shit. help

    Totally agree with what you said about D. (not the bastard part (although…)) I love to read his writing, even when I couldn’t give a crap about the topic. Hence I have learned quite a lot about comic books and photography.

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    • RinceThis

      August 10, 2018 at 11:25

      hahaha! Head to Mr Bean and Borris Johnson!

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      • Magoo

        August 10, 2018 at 11:38

        risky click of the day

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    • Pariah

      August 10, 2018 at 11:35

      That double bracket 😛

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    • The D

      August 10, 2018 at 18:03

      OH YOU

      I’m just happy to know that I’ve rubbed off.

      …On you.

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      • Magoo

        August 11, 2018 at 14:29

        Ahem

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  14. justlikemo

    August 10, 2018 at 11:29

    I am working on tomb of the mask & vainglory, I mean spreadsheets

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    • RinceThis

      August 10, 2018 at 11:30

      like a boss!

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      • justlikemo

        August 10, 2018 at 11:31

        lets just say 5v5 25min bathroom breaks are not goin unnoticed.

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  15. Pariah

    August 10, 2018 at 11:30

    I’m at work, eating Chicken Salad, watching Twitch, talking to co-workers, and waiting for 4pm.

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  16. Weanerdog

    August 10, 2018 at 11:34

    Bwahahahaha

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  17. Lord Chaos

    August 10, 2018 at 11:52

    Saving up leave, also working through Dec.
    People being gone means almost no badgering and can actually get stuff done

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 10, 2018 at 11:53

      This guy knows what’s up.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 10, 2018 at 11:53

      This guy knows what’s up.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 10, 2018 at 11:53

      This guy knows what’s up.

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      • Lord Chaos

        August 10, 2018 at 11:56

        Plus I had 2 weeks in July. And need 3 for vacation next year March O_o

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  18. G8crasha

    August 10, 2018 at 11:53

    Would rather keep my leave for the end of the year!

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  19. miaau

    August 10, 2018 at 12:01

    I love days like this to work.

    Half the place is empty, no e-mails, no phone calls.

    Getting more done in less time, my motto for these “quiet days”

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  20. Gavin Mannion

    August 10, 2018 at 12:13

    I’m working as usual. One of the downfalls of leaving SA is that you only get a few public holidays in the year. You guys don’t know how good you have it.

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    • Lord Chaos

      August 10, 2018 at 12:18

      Depends on where you are, Sweden has 20 a year, better working hours and usually take 5 weeks summer break, every year

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    • HvR

      August 10, 2018 at 13:02

      Actually all EU countries have 5 to 20 for paid leave days more than South Africa taking typical PTO and paid public holidays.

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      • Gavin Mannion

        August 10, 2018 at 13:02

        Yeah I’ve not been an employee for over 10 years now. Either contracting or consulting.

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        • HvR

          August 10, 2018 at 13:09

          Well yeah working for yourself every day not working is felt in the pocket (did it part time for 2 years)

          Just that myth that South Africa has a lot of paid leave days. On public holidays we are pretty much average with 12 and 15 minimum PTO days is actually on the lower end where around 20 days is the international average.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      August 10, 2018 at 14:15

      oh and I’m arguing with idiots on the Internet to pass the time.. so yeah same as always I guess

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    • RinceThis

      August 10, 2018 at 14:15

      I have the whole of next week off, don’t you?

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      • Social Justice Jim Bot v 1.5

        August 10, 2018 at 14:53

        But what will you do with your week off?

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      • Social Justice Jim Bot v 1.5

        August 10, 2018 at 14:53

        But what will you do with your week off?

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      • Gavin Mannion

        August 10, 2018 at 14:16

        nope, I have work work work, Next week is also super busy as we are going into live testing with the client

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        • RinceThis

          August 10, 2018 at 14:17

          ah, though you work internationally. Are the people in your country on holiday? I thought it was a European thing, not just a French thing.

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          • Gavin Mannion

            August 10, 2018 at 15:02

            No idea what Belgiums are doing to be honest. My client is in Canada and my colleagues in Australia

  21. Craig "Crios" Boonzaier

    August 10, 2018 at 12:26

    I choose not to take off.
    We tend to rotate taking long weekends here, make sure some senior team members are around.

    Also, I am on training next week and have 2 weeks of actual leave coming up in September.

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  22. Kromas

    August 10, 2018 at 14:30

    Brought my VR and PC to work. Having fun watching people have no clue how to do things in VR.

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