Average work day

Snarelure
Snarelure

Saw a similar thread a while ago.

What do you do? What's your average workday?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

it's average

Methnerd
Methnerd

I work.

SniperGod
SniperGod

You can usually find me working.

StonedTime
StonedTime

I don't work

FastChef
FastChef

I work an average amount on an average day of work.

likme
likme

Fucking salesman, offering pieces of shit some pieces of shit. should end myself.

TreeEater
TreeEater

get in the office at 7:55 AM
turn on the computer
wait 10 minutes for it to actually boot into windows
open up firefox, outlook and visual studio all at once
wait 15 minutes for them to start up and for visual studio to load the project
start pretending to work the whole morning while I browse the internet while I damn myself for not being able to focus and get shit done
lunch break at 1 PM
back in the office at 3 PM
repeat the morning routing while occasionally copypasting something from stackoverflow to convince myself I did something
get off at 7 PM

every day

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Snarelure
I don't know if internships count, but I'm just finishing up mine. I worked as a Android Dev intern through my sophomore year at university.

Get to work around 12:30PM after morning classes.
Have lunch with everyone there, talk about stuff that went on this morning and things they want to look into today
Open up email, Githu Pull/look at new commits to projects if there are any. Review some, maybe merge.
Team stand up meeting. Talk about stuff we want to look at that day, any blocks we are having. Questions, etc.
Usually after lunch is a pretty quiet work stretch where we all get stuff done
Code, work on new things, updating, pair with other student interns or devs
Go home around 5:00

Interns get older apps that need to be maintained, but not any big projects that clients pay big $$$$ for. I've been working on an application for local police department where people can report tips, send alerts, whatever across campus

TechHater
TechHater

@TreeEater
You can add Firefox, Outlook and Visual Studio to your startup folder.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@TechHater
doesn't change the fact that they all take 15 minutes to start up

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

i run make clean every time I want a break so i can have a half-hour to watch anime while the whole project recompiles on this shitty ancient P4 machine.

I do maybe 1.5 hours of actual work in the whole day.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Snarelure
get in at 10-12 when I should be in at 8
"oh hey user, finally coming in I see."
"you know it."
dock my laptop
up and ready to go in 10 seconds
health check my application servers
if nothing is down I program shit to make my job easier so I can come in later
if something is down I fix it then do the above

Nearly forgot, salaried and my boss refuses to make me work more than 40 hours a week.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I open a bunch of consoles and pretend to be busy most of the day.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Snarelure
Get to work at 10am
Get screamed at by customers about their viruses
Take their money
Take their computers
Fix computers
Give computers back
Leave at 5
Kill myself

inb4 works at geek squad
Yeah. Yeah I do.
It's terrible.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Roll out of bed 9am
VPN remotely to work
Check emails
Get on a 3-4 separate 1 hour conference calls back to back. Sometimes if lucky will have 15-30 minute breaks in between them
Boss is 3 hours behind
Miss lunch cause all the restaurants around here are closed by my 3rd conference call
Hope all conference calls are finished by 4pm
Rush to get remainder of work done before 5-6pm

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I'm a jazz musician..... Not kidding.

I'm doing my A-Levels. Looking to get into Hardware Engineering. Chip Design, maybe.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@SniperGod
In addition to this
coming in late had become a problem
literally coming in at 11-2 every day
performance review coming up
noworries.jpg
day of performance review
get glowing reviews in every category
right before I sign my paper for the raise my boss says
"Hey user, if you could start coming in at 9, you would still be an hour late but it would be better."
"Yeah that sounds easy enough."

girlDog
girlDog

@JunkTop
What do you do and is your laziness tolerated so much?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Snarelure

I make pizza. I deliver pizza.

It's not glamorous, but it pays for all my shit.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@girlDog
probably not also sucking at his job

Snarelure
Snarelure

@girlDog
He just said it, he maintains application servers.
Laziness is always tolerated as long as the results are just as good as non-laziness

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Wake up, get high, drink coffee and do an hour of work, back to poverty.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@JunkTop
raise

I've been at my company for 3 going on 4 years and haven't received a single promotion, although they do give us bonuses which increases our salaries.

At my company they stack rank you so majority is in the middle, 5% are at the bottom/risk getting fired, 5% at the top (promotion level) and so on. The top 5% may not get a promotion and thus have a queue where they have to wait until the team gets the budget to promote.

Each manager meets in a room and then debates over the merits of each of their employees, for someone to get top 5% every manager in the org has to agree that John Doe deserves it which means they are putting John Doe who Manager Z manages over Billy Bob who they personally manage.

Essentially unless all managers agree X employee from Z team in their org should be promoted it won't happen.

Also, there is a loose 'perform above your next grade level thing' in every field..before you can be considered which can be used against you when you asked why you haven't been promoted.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Sysadmin
Spend my day shitposting
Doing a Nessus scan once a week

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Snarelure

pic related

help desk for hospital talking to mostly women in their thirties to sixties with vocal burn (mainly the younger ones)

at least it pays decent for help desk, $19/hr

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

wake up at 7
go to best buy at 9
think about how much I want to quit
restock shelves with gaymer gear
sit there repeatedly touching blue switches
talk to some retarded customer
sell them a shitty overpriced laptop
boss gets mad at everyone for something
flirt with phone lady
go home
repeat

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

tfw you work in the target Deli
Feels okay man

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

8 hours workday, effectively working maybe 2 hours tops.

Have horrible internet addiction so most of the day I'm just after cheap entertainment on reddit and Sheeky Forums. As soon as I get home I repeat the process till I fall asleep.

Fuck the day when I got my first computer.

askme
askme

get in 9:30am, 30 minutes late every day. Every day e v e r y d a y
in the mornings I do tech support at a somewhat big company, clean computers, fight viruses, set up skype for old ppl who work here, reboot computers... I excel at it, everybody loves me
go to lunch and start to get nervous because...
afternoons my boss makes me try to do some programming, because I study it at college
going really bad at college
don't get shit at work when "programming"
browse Sheeky Forums and reddit until it's 6pm
go to college

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@TreeEater
How are you still employed?

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Evil_kitten
Dude, you work 25% of the time you're there?
It's a lot actually

JunkTop
JunkTop

Walk in, get my earplugs, safety glasses and gloves on, spend the rest of the day standing in front of a CNC machine the size of a bus and occasionally un-fucking it when it gets stuck on something.
On Mondays I do setup and programming, on Friday I do tool repair.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@JunkTop
Sounds cool tbqh.

Got any pics to share user?

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Poker_Star

I started stealing at work just to spice up my life a bit.

I order shit that is not really needed, put it in storage for month or two to let it cool down a bit and then sell on local craigs equivalent. Sometimes I meet the customers at McDonalds on my way home, sometimes I just mail shit directly from office on employers expense.

This small side operation keeps me from totally drowning in depression. I plan getting some small 4x4 truck with long travel suspension with that money.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Skullbone

You're right man, never looked at it that way.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@TreeEater
I was denied a job because of some nigger in your exact situation, ended up costing the company a lot of fucking money and they didn't have the resources to train anybody/hire. The interview even went great, fuck you faggot

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Snarelure
coffee
open whichever IDE I need
get my shit together and come up with a task list of sorts
do a bit of work, break for dinner
browse stack exchange and get distracted by the side bar for 2 hours
realise I have things to do, do some more work
go home

cum2soon
cum2soon

3 hours watching youtube videos, 1 hour lunch, 2 hours staring at what I did yesterday, 2 hours working

takes2long
takes2long

@TreeEater
And when someone does inventory and notices the missing equipment with your name on all the purchase orders. What do?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@TreeEater
Yep, I don't usually do any work until afte rlunch

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Gigastrength
Not allowed to, I run a BTB transfer machine and taking pictures of it is against company policy.

Basically it's a big white box, with a vibration hopper to feed it raw forging down a rail, which get clamped on a 10 clamp wheel, it rotates past 14 tools, including being pushed out, and rotates to hit half of the ( hence the "transfer" part )

It runs Windows XP with a sky lake i7 and 16gb of ram, on a 32 bit OS

Also only has a 16gb hdd for some reason. Takes like 20 minutes to boot up and get into the program, but it can stay up and running 24/7 for weeks if needed.

It has a 14kw power supply, almost enough to power a 980ti

I'll ask if they'd let me get a picture of the one which is shit down right now, since I think the confidential part is the tooling setup and the console itself

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@BlogWobbles
I play roguelikes over SSH because they look like work to my boss

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@PackManBrainlure
In what world does my phone autocorrect "shut" to shit

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Illusionz
wallmarkt
not having resources
you applied at a shitty company nigger

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@DeathDog
It was not a literal nigger, and it wasn't walmart. It was actually the very boss of the local store who was stealing, and I was talking to about employment. Pretty fucking ironic

girlDog
girlDog

get to work at midnight
operate a bore/crane/excavator for 5 hours
eat
operate a bore/crane/excavator for 4 hours
go home
eat
sleep for 6 hours
go to gym, go home and watch movies/anime, read books, make music, code random small programs and scripts for fun and shitpost for 7-8 hours until it's time for more work
Times fluctuate a lot, but that's more or less average.
Good pay and I get to be outside.
Fucked up work hours though.
I don't think I've has a normal day where I wake up at normal times and eat at normal times in 15 years.
Feels good man.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@PackManBrainlure
@CouchChiller
That is fucking incredible.

/diy/ would drown itself in cum if you get the OK to post the pics.

Thanks for asking!

5mileys
5mileys

i do some light php work and answer emails/texts/calls while i dick off

[email protected] life

TreeEater
TreeEater

@girlDog
do you listen to music while running the heavy equipment? I imagine it would be difficult to pay attention for hours on end like that.

@5mileys
php
sounds awful tbqh

Evilember
Evilember

@TreeEater
at least its not node.js

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Evilember
is node really that much worse? I've heard good things about it.

I was originally going to write a webbased scientific data analysis tool in it before we discovered some Python libraries that made it way easier.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@TreeEater
I do but not a lot and om very low volume since I need to be aware of my surroundings.
When I operate bores I don't because it's so loud.
And it's not hard at all to pay attention.
Usually my shift is over before I know it.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@New_Cliche
Sounds great fám. Glad you found a job that fits you!

King_Martha
King_Martha

up at 6
struggle to take any kind of shit knowing theres no reliable bathroom at my work
at work by 8
up on tall ladders fixing and repairing houses
buddy of mine fell 2 years ago, hit the concrete and died instantly
every day could be my last
thankful when its raining hard like today and cant work

likme
likme

@King_Martha
What do you come to Sheeky Forums for?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@likme
/hpg/, vr shit

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@likme
ladders are technology

Emberburn
Emberburn

Get in at 6:30am
Check last nights test suite
Comb through the error messages to see if something actually broke or if the fragile piece of shit UI automation broke itself
Check email
Check JIRA for any changes in bug statuses
Depending on what's going on that sprint:
Continue manual device testing
Continue writing manual test cases
Continue writing automated test cases
Bug fixing on UI automation
Refactoring internal tools that the last guy coded like an chimp
Adding features to internal tools
Adding additional test logging data to tools
Configure further environments to create templates out of for VM automated testing

9am: Standup
10:30am: Go smoke because head of engineering was an antagonistic ass, just like every other day
12pm: Lunch
12:30 or 1pm-ish: Come back, continue working on above list
5pm: Go home
I love this job because I'm literally always busy, there's never not something for me to come in and work on.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Illusionz

Nah, you're not missing anything. My job is just horrible way to waste life away.

@takes2long

No inventory numbers or anything. Someone would have to trace it down by invoices and even if they tried there's no way to tell where something really ended. It's heavy industry, people just don't bother with paperwork for smaller parts here.

It all started when I slowly built gayman machine with parts ordered on company expense over course of few months.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Harmless_Venom
Yeah, I'm really glad I dropped out of college and gave up on being a random codemonkey for some huge corporation.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Emberfire
if we were IRL bros would you give me the stolen part hookup?

Soft_member
Soft_member

@King_Martha
buddy of mine fell 2 years ago, hit the concrete and died instantly
Shit man I'm sorry.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@girlDog
how much do you make and how'd you get into this, famalam?

likme
likme

@JunkTop
Nice man.

I hope I dont end up as a code monkey either.

Currently studying Electrical Engineering in the hopes that I can avoid CS later in life. But since my photography minor fell through due to some bureaucratic bullshit I've switched to a CS minor, which is pretty triggering tbqh.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Emberburn
You've described everything I hated about my last job. Glad there's people that enjoy automated testing, engineering crap, and JIRA though.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

go to workplace
pretend I am working (software developer)
split my non existing workload over the whole day to look busy
write elaborate emails to people who are unavailable to clarify unimportant details
go to meetings
go to certification training
people think I am diligent and involved
haven't pushed code for half a year, not kidding
I believe I am part of a game show, like, "look at this lazy asshole pretending to work" or something.
It's impossible no one notices I am not doing any work.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

self employed ishit repair tech, sysadmin
get into office at 9, browse Sheeky Forums, fix iphone or macbook at around 10, done by 11:30, go to lunch until 2, come back to office, package/ship out ebay orders until 4, dick around on 4 chan some more until 6, go home
rinse, repeat

Spamalot
Spamalot

@hairygrape
There's always a new test case that needs to be written, and I find it weirdly gratifying to get a test case totally automated and think "Now I never have to do that by hand, ever again"

I enjoy developing the internal stuff the most though.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@BlogWobbles
My last company was a 50/50 split between people like you and me, and stupid people who would try too hard. There was this guy at work who was actually playing fallout on his computer every time I would walk pas this computer to get some snacks.

I have no idea how I managed to convince people I was a hard worker, but somehow it worked. Maybe my manager was too nice to say anything

girlDog
girlDog

go to work
at best 1-2h of actual work
browse Internet for remaining time
boss constantly walking past my desk but never seems to care
take a1-2h lunch because why not

Life sucks when there's not enough work. It's like a cubicle prison.

farquit
farquit

@BlogWobbles
Are you responsible for anything at all?
You don't have to answer to anyone?
Or even someone who notices that user hasn't written a single line of code in 6 months?

5mileys
5mileys

@BlogWobbles
at good companies (like mine) they track your whole desktop, see if you're actually doing anything and not just having the program open, etc

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Soft_member
and stupid people who would try too hard.
did you mean
and people who actually do their fucking jobs

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@BlogWobbles
Do you ever feel real guilty at the end of the day because you did nothing? This is my problem and I can't relax for a few hours after work because I feel like a piece of shit.

Techpill
Techpill

@5mileys
good companies
sounds like hell on earth

eGremlin
eGremlin

@5mileys
good companies
you mean corporate shitholes
A good company wouldn't monitor your desktop like you're a fuckin schoolchild, but they'd track your pushes and what work you actually did during retro at the end of a sprint.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Evil_kitten
$5179 and I got the work by doing internship for my dad and then took a long course to learn everything there is to know about huge machines. I think I was pretty lucky.
@likme
You don't really need a degree in photography to become a professional photographer.
My wife is a photographer and she's a literature major.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Techpill

Fuck my sis is architect, her boss has like wall of 40" LCDs with desktop monitoring software. If you're idle for like more than a minute you'll get a call from him.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@eGremlin
A good company wouldn't monitor your desktop like you're a fuckin schoolchild, but they'd track your pushes and what work you actually did during retro at the end of a sprint.
What happens with that is you get someone doing the very least amount of work on the last day

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Dreamworx

Absolutely man, always glad to meet people willing to do something out of the usual channels.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@RumChicken
Which is still pretty obvious.
Tracking how much your employees actually produce and what they're doing isn't exactly hard.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Deadlyinx
This is how everyone does it.
Are you a NEET?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@BinaryMan
Oh, and I should probably add that keynote always controlling big machines, I'm sometimes out and about doing measurements, directing other people and climbing in trees/mountains/going down holes in the ground/mountain with equipment.
And sometimes the workday us anywhere between 12 and 48 hours.
Never boring.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@AwesomeTucker
what are we talking for a full kit here
GTX 970 or similar
and do we have to meet in a shady back alley or do you want to come over and play some smash bros and chill

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@AwesomeTucker
out of the usual channels
Could have just said
illegally
Whatever though, it's awesome you CAN get away with it but it doesn't make it right.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

go to work @ 12 or 2pm depending on the day
whip out ipad and work on client projects for my personal business because there's only 1-2 hours of actual work at my first job
5 or 7pm get home from first job, email some people, social media stuff, more work at my home studio
11pm go to bed
Getting paid double and controlling your own workload is cool

Nojokur
Nojokur

@BunnyJinx
How much do you make famjam?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@TreeEater
i love php and it's my sole source of income for several years without having to have a "real job" :^)

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Illusionz
Which is still pretty obvious.
You end up getting junior employees doing this stuff on their first day, first week, first month, and it can go on indefinitely. This is how you get stolen from as a business owner.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@lostmypassword
checked

iluvmen
iluvmen

@TreeEater
This is every job in corporate. Your boss does the same thing but makes more and attends more meetings.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@BunnyJinx
do want

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@TreeEater
Pretty much the same here, although I'm not programming or pretending to.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Get in our basement chop shop at 9
Fix whatever needs fixin
Get out to fix whatever needs fixin somewhere else
Finish at 5 pm or later
Sometimes stay late behind closed doors, polish printers and check disks for errors listening to future funk

The pc repair thing looks like a side gig to be honest, the real money comes from monthly fees for so called IT outsorcing, aka "oh lawdy lawd muh company ain't got da internet today somebody help". And so we help.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

In at 8:30
Reject appeals for parking tickets if they have a foreign name
Cancel tickets for British names
Leave at 4:30

TreeEater
TreeEater

Iss it bad that I used to sleep at my desk from nothing to do?

Pretty sure my boss saw me do it once to and didn't say anything.

I still got my work done , but I just couldn't stay awake after lunch.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Boy_vs_Girl
Doing God's work.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@SomethingNew

Unfortunately I'm (most likely) on the other side of the world - slav europe.

Also I can't really do shit like GPUs, that's too risky to pass as heavy industries equipment, someone still signs those papers in the end.

@Poker_Star

I kinda look at it as form of class war, would never steal from someone that has less than me but with this rich motherfuckers I don't have any ethical problems.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@StonedTime
Say goodbye to your social life because once you get a taste you stop caring about everything else except making it

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Take bus/bike to workspace
Boot laptop somewhere while the coffee machine is doing its magic
Open IDE
Work
Music
"Work"
Get stuck
Look to Stack Overflow for solutions
My professor better have an explanation for this bullshit
Work while brain and body are starved
Eat
Work
"Work"
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day.flac

StonedTime
StonedTime

get job at 11 am (only because we have some stupid meeting at 11)
booting PC, and opening visual studio and warming it up takes about 15 minutes
check jira, pick whatever job is half done
if no half jobs, pick the one that is most interesting
if hungry leave at ~12:30 with friends otherwise I ate around 4-5
leave at 6-7 pm

To cover my late hours, I come at mondays once or twice per month. it is working well

eGremlin
eGremlin

I pretty much type git checkout git branch multiple types alternating at fast speeds, and overexaggerate how complicated my solutions are when sometimes I just change a line of code

FastChef
FastChef

@Sharpcharm
Unfortunately I'm (most likely) on the other side of the world - slav europe
b-blyat...

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Sharpcharm
Slav yurop? I'm in slav yurop.
Can i get a warehouse shelf?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@TreeEater
You sleep underneath the desk, like the chinks.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

average day?

enter at 7am after an hour of traffic
make coffee
grab whatever food is downstairs
check news and dick around until people show up
powerhouse through work until it starts to slow down or I get bored
hand pour hipster coffee to chew up time
dick around and kind of do work
imagine how great killing myself would be, just ending my existence
Realize that happiness is only a gap between suffering
leave 3ish and rot through 40 minutes of traffic

I quit ages ago and am now traveling around and enjoying life

fuck cozy office jobs

I hope my next job is some hard ass start up that does not allow for people to slack or fuck around

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Emberfire
I just wish I had a good idea for a side business :(

Social life has gotten bretty meh for me already. I don't think I'll miss it much.

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