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On boredom

Originally posted on Raising Jonah:

And so it happens, like so many Fridays when all the week’s work is done and no one is inclined to start anything fresh, that many thousands of people are sat around in offices, twiddling their thumbs and surfing the net. Doing just about anything, that is, but work. We, in this generation are regularly decried as being poorly equipped to manage boredom, yet it is a pre-requisite of every office worker up and down the country. Put simply, most jobs these days do not fill the time we are required to sit behind our desks looking busy, and yet no one has the good sense to call our collective bluffs and declare that our time might be better spent doing something else.

We are all too busy justifying our existence, in a world of increasing job and economic instability. That presenteeism is rife in the workplace is well known…

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