Work smart, not hard.
That is the motto these people live by. Many people think that working hard means spending a lot of time on a thing. After all, that is how your work shows right? And if you finish something quickly people are always going to say that either you did not do the job right or you didn’t pay attention to what they needed.
I have struggled with this quite a lot. Because at first, I loved to work quickly and tell my bosses that I had finished. However, everyone comes to realize that is not the best course of action most of the time. It’s better to finish your work and tell them moments before the deadline. You will get free time and get praise from your bosses.
Although these people took it one step further. They decided to employ their technological know-how into turning their allotted job into an automatic task so they could just chill around.
#1 I’m surprised the managers didn’t say anything.
Made yourself more efficient and use the extra time to make your colleagues less efficient? –Hibernian
#2 The age of paper filing is going away. We should embrace the computer system.
It is easier and requires much less work.
I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. -Bill Gates
#3 Now, this is what I call a genius.
#4 And rest of the time, you can just chill and fool around.
#5 That is not being lazy, it’s being smart.
#6 So he was essentially getting 5$ a week for doing nothing.
#7 Okay, this is taking laziness to a whole new level.
Which I am not a big fan of. Is pushing a button and waiting a few minutes really that big of a deal?
#8 Or just use a phone? Isn’t it literally the same thing but better?
#9 You should have competed it but told her 3 days later.
#10 This is actually a pretty good idea.
#11 Never tell your higher-ups what you’re doing that decreases your workload.
#12 This isn’t a hack per se more so getting the rhythm down.
#13 Maybe in the future, he will want to hire you.
#14 This is why everyone says machines are taking over the world.
#15 Data entry jobs can be done automatically if someone knows how to operate a system.
#16 Basically IT can turn anything into a 10 minutes job.
I don’t know about you but wish I knew this when I used to play Farmville. Would have been so much easier.
#17 I’m surprised an intern was the one who thought of this.
what i’m getting from this thread is i should learn excel and how to automate stuff. –MastroLindo19
#18 Saving time and doing all the work needed. Sounds great to me.
#19 Don’t tell me..
Yes, this person moved the bridge just so he himself didn’t have to move.
Damn, this is what I call a power move.
#20 I think people come up with these ideas because they want to go Reddit.
#21 The raise doesn’t sound like a lot but then again what else could the manager have done?
Have you ever decreased your workload by thinking of something creative? Comment down below and let us know your lazy hacks when it comes to working.