The Worst Case Scenario

Have you ever played hooky from work? Or have you secretly played games when you should have been working? What are some of your favorite strategies to slack off at work?


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Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at

  • vd

    > What are some of your favorite strategies to slack off at work?

    Why, reading PCWeenies of course. Even on odd weekdays :)

    • Krishna

      LOL, I like your answer, vd. I suspect PCW has helped more than one person slog through their workday.

  • Cadet

    H.R.=Human Resources, right?

  • PowerPaul


    Yes, correct.

    Btw. the first time I saw the head oh H.R., I wondered why he got a big beacon in his face? Only on second look I know it was a mustache.

  • Adam

    Oh my job is great for slacking off. I work at a Cinema, and we occasionally show movies on DVD in the Cafe. One time the DVD player was broken, and I (being the enthusiastic employee) said I’d bring my PS3 in as it has a DVD upscale feature. Most of the free time that day was spent with a Cinema-wide Wipeout tournament on the 50″ 1080p HD TV. Good times.

  • Kristoffer Masajo

    I always put the browser about half-screen and everything else I use in full screen. That way, when the boss pass by, a simple Alt+Tab saves me.

  • Bartimaeus

    Yes. No. Maybe.

    Not telling.

  • Daniel Lovejoy

    Slacking off at work is unethical. You are being paid to do a job. You should wait until you are off the clock to start playing.
    Or, own your own business like I do. There is no clock, and you can slack off when you feel like it. :-)

  • Michael Kinyon

    Twitter, of course. D’oh!