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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    Surely you haven't read the Dune series monstrosity twice?
    Multiple times. One of my all time favourites.
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    I have read entire novels at work before by getting a .txt version and opening it in notepad amongst a jumble of other stuff. The last one I read must have cost them around £1,000.

    A fair price for the absolute soul crushing misery having nothing to do despite asking daily brings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Multiple times. One of my all time favourites.
    How typical of a DaveB. This one's going to be a classic.
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    Ditto WiB above. Change to WFH as much as you can but make it clear you will be on site when needed. Then see if you can find another job that you can do alongside it.

    If they have an instant messaging system that means you feel you need to be visible as 'active' all the time, buy something called a mouse jiggler and it'll stop you going to away status (best investment I ever made).

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    Also, if you have emails to send, make sure you send at least one around 9am and one around 5pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    If they have an instant messaging system that means you feel you need to be visible as 'active' all the time, buy something called a mouse jiggler and it'll stop you going to away status (best investment I ever made).
    I had no idea those existed! I'm off to buy one now :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinooOrKinog View Post
    I had no idea those existed! I'm off to buy one now :-)
    It's free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Thank you!!

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    If you want a 'mouse jiggler' just install autohotkey and run a script like:

    Code:
    Loop 1000
    {
    	Send {ScrollLock}
    	Sleep 30
    	Send {ScrollLock}
    	Sleep 60000
    }
    Every minute it presses scroll lock twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KinooOrKinog View Post
    Thank you!!
    Obviously showing active means people will contact you and if you constantly don't reply it raises suspicion. I've seen two contractors walked for appearing to be online and never responding. Being crap in general was also a factor though. Use with caution.

    A good set of speakers turn up full for when you get a notification should be enough to wake you from your slumber on the couch... Apparently..
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