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10 Rules For Getting Guaranteed Promotion Without Any Hard Work..

Discussion in 'JF Chit-Chat' started by Avatar, Apr 23, 2011.

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    Avatar JF Gold Member

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    1. Never walk without a document in your hands

    People with documents in their hand look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings. People with nothing in their hands look like they’re heading for the cafeteria. People with a newspaper in their hand look like they’re heading for the toilet. Above all, make sure you carry loads of stuff home with you at night, thus generating the false impression that you work longer hours than you do.

    2. Use computers to look busy

    Any time you use a computer, it looks like “work” to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, chat and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work. These aren’t exactly the societal benefits that the proponents of the computer revolution would like to talk about but they’re not bad either. When you get caught by your boss – and you *will* get caught — your best defense is to claim you’re teaching yourself to use new software, thus saving valuable training dollars.

    3. Messy desk

    Top management can get away with a clean desk. For the rest of us, it looks like we’re not working hard enough. Build huge piles of documents around your workspace. To the observer, last year’s work looks the same as today’s work; it’s volume that counts. Pile them high and wide. If you know somebody is coming to your cubicle, bury the document you’ll need halfway down in an existing stack and rummage for it when he/she arrives.

    4. Voice Mail

    Never answers your phone if you have voice mail. People don’t call you just because they want to give you something for nothing – they call because they want YOU to do work for THEM. That’s no way to live. Screen all your calls through voice mail. If somebody leaves a voice mail message for you and it sounds like impending work, respond during lunch hour when you know they’re not there – it looks like you’re hardworking and conscientious even though you’re being a devious weasel.

    5. Looking Impatient and Annoyed

    According to George Costanza, one should also always try to look impatient and annoyed to give your bosses the impression that you are always busy.

    6. Leave the Office Late

    Always leave the office late, especially when the boss is still around. You could read magazines and storybooks that you always wanted to read but have no time until late before leaving. Make sure you walk past the boss’ room on your way out. Send important emails at unearthly hours (e.g. 9:35pm, 7:05am, etc.) and during public holidays.

    7. Creative Sighing for Effect

    Sigh loudly when there are many people around, giving the impression that you are under extreme pressure.

    8. Stacking Strategy

    It is not enough to pile lots of documents on the table. Put lots of books on the floor etc. (thick computer manuals are the best).

    9. Build Vocabulary

    Read up on some computer magazines and pick out all the jargon and new products. Use the phrases freely when in conversation with bosses. Remember: They don’t have to understand what you say, but you sure sound impressive.

    10. MOST IMPORTANT!!!:

    DON’T forward this to your boss by mistake!!!
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    Saiguran Member

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    Sorry, how does this work for academicians who are supposed to write quality research papers for promotion?
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    Nanren JF-Expert Member

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    It is so real although it sounds like a nice joke.
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    mwananyiha JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu umecopy kwenye kajalada bila acknowledgement. Lakini imekaa vizuri.
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    Revolutionary JF-Expert Member

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    No way, promotion these days is though achieving results! Unless the boss does the same!