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    One of my biggest work place irritations are the humble-bragger busy bee wannabes. Whenever I would say there was too many customers (example) they would smugly respond that they prefer being busy. Here's why it annoys me:
    1. Usually its people who either skive or just do the easy/fun jobs.
    2. Colleagues I have worked with in the past who boast about being busy are thr first to get angry, cry etc when the pace picks up. Even worked with a guy who was always off sick over Christmas (retail).
    3. I hate the myth that being busy at work makes time go quick- not in my experience 😦.
    4. It's just the brown nosing and humble bragging I hate the most.

    Perhaps this is a bit random, but what do other people think of this? Or any other platitude humble brags that annoy you?
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    People mean different things when they say they like to be busy. I like to be busy. Mostly what I mean is I don't wanna spend 6 hours a day in front of the TV/facebook doing nothing. I don't particularly enjoy very high pressure environments but I don't like having nothing at all to do. You can like to be busy while not wanting to do high stress jobs and preferring the 'fun' jobs.
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    I much prefer being busy at work. It depends on the specific environment, obviously, but I honestly do find the time goes much faster when it's rammed rather than when there's nothing to do. Sundays are our busiest days, it's packed, there's always a waiting list and we're usually understaffed - my Sunday shift always goes much, much quicker than a shift of the same length but on a different day. I don't skive or do the "fun" jobs, either, I'm a very hard worker and everyone else at work can see that.
 
 
 
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