researching the effect of slacking at work

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If you haven’t heard, I lost my job last week, as part of a corporate layoff due to economic reasons.  So while I’m pondering what kind of career I want, I came up with what would be perfect for me.  It would be a major career change, but I’m open to new ideas.

The government pays all kinds of groups to do research.  I could conduct a study on the impact of slacking at work.  There are a lot of studies already done on the effects of taking breaks at work (and they all say it’s a good thing), so slacking would somewhat fit that, in that it’s like a break, but it’s different.  And here’s where it’s best for me — since my job would be researching and the point of the research is how slacking affects it, I would be getting paid to not work.  How great is that?

So now I just have to figure out how to get this approved and sponsored.  I think it would be a very beneficial study, and I’m willing to make the necessary sacrifices to see it come to fruition.  This would help corporations realize the importance of a relaxed atmosphere / environment in the workplace.  And this would be a job that I’d enjoy working on.


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  1. um… in reference to your last statement… don’t you mean that this would be a job that you’d enjoy NOT working on? 🙂

    and be sure to sign me up as your accomplice… er… associate on this grant project 🙂

  2. Yeah, you’d be not working, but by not working, you’d be working. (That sounds kinda like Yogi Berra in those Aflac commercials.) And that raises a deep philosophical question — if it’s your job to be slacking, would slacking still be as much fun? 🙂

  3. TW… in answer to your question “if it’s your job to be slacking, would slacking still be as much fun?” I dare say the answer is a resounding YES! 🙂

  4. I’d like to back that up with research, so if someone would sign me up for this research group, I’ll gladly participate. And I’ll go all out on the slacking. If there’s one thing I don’t slack on, it’s slacking. 🙂

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