HR Strange But True

Bored at Work? Keep It to Yourself! [Reader’s Story]

Have you ever been halfway through your workday and thought, “I’m really bored today!”

If you have, chances are (we hope) that you kept it to yourself and found some work to tide you over until the next project was ready to go.

One SBT reader had a very different conversation with a lackluster employee who shared a bit too much. Here’s what happened:

I had an employee g-chat me saying “This is the most boring job I have ever had.”

I thought he surely mistyped [it] and did not mean to send that to me. When I asked him about it, he assured me that I was in fact the one he intended for the message to go to …

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