It has come to my attention recently that many people have been turning in timesheets that specify large amounts of "Miscellaneous Unproductive Time" (code 5300). To our department, unproductive time isn't a problem.
What is a problem is not knowing exactly what people are doing during their unproductive time.
I've attached a sheet specifying a tentative extended job list based on my observations of employee activities. The list will allow you to specify with a fair amount of precision what you are doing during your unproductive time. Please distribute this as necessary, and let me know about any difficulties.
For your timesheets:
Job number Explanation ---------- ----------- 5300 Meeting 5300-100 Obstructing Communications at Meeting 5300-200 Trying to Sound Knowledgeable While in Meeting
5310 Breaks 5310-100 Waiting for Break 5310-110 Buying Snack 5310-120 Eating Snack 5310-200 Waiting for Lunch 5310-210 Ordering Out 5310-220 Waiting for Food Delivery to Arrive 5310-230 Taking it Easy While Digesting Food 5310-300 Waiting for End of Day 5310-400 Personal Evacuation 5310-410 Extended Visit to the Bathroom (at least 10 minutes) 5310-500 Company Drug Policy 5310-510 Recreational Drug Use
5320 Employee Relations 5320-100 Gossip 5320-110 Vicious Verbal Attacks Directed at Coworker 5320-120 Vicious Verbal Attacks Directed at Coworker While Coworker is not Present 5320-200 Imcompetence 5320-210 Covering for Incompetence of Coworker Friend 5320-220 Covering for Incompetence of Manager 5320-300 Dealing with Fellow Workers 5320-310 Pretending You Like Coworker 5320-320 Pretending You Like Important People When in Reality They are Jerks 5320-330 Asking Coworker to Aid You in an Illicit Activity 5320-400 Hazing of Employees 5320-410 Playing Pranks on the New Employee 5320-420 Playing Pranks on a Regular Employee 5320-430 Playing Pranks on an Incompetent Employee 5320-440 Playing Pranks on a Competent Employee 5320-450 Playing Pranks on the Intern/Temp 5320-460 Taking Credit for Playing Pranks on any Employee 5320-500 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 5320-510 Making Passes at Coworker 5320-520 Sexually Harassing Coworker 5320-530 Sexual Intercourse 5320-540 Flirting
5330 Employee Training 5330-100 Concepts and Procedures 5330-110 Trying to Explain Concept to Coworker Who is not Interested in Learning 5330-120 Trying to Explain Concept to Coworker Who is Stupid 5330-130 Trying to Explain Concept to Coworker Who Hates You
5340 Procurement 5340-100 Company Goods 5340-110 Stealing Company Goods 5340-120 Making Excuses after Accidentally Destroying Company Goods 5340-130 Grocery Shopping (Coffee, Tea, M&M's...) 5340-200 Company Resources 5340-210 Using Company Resources for Personal Profit 5340-220 Running your own Business on Company Time 5340-230 Working on a second job during Company Time
5350 Timesheet Activities 5350-100 Filling Out Timesheet 5350-200 Timesheet Entries 5350-210 Inventing Timesheet Entries 5350-220 Organizing Timesheet Entries
5360 Telephone Activities 5360-100 Long-Distance Calls 5360-110 Personal Calls 5360-200 Speaking to a professional 5360-210 Divorce Lawyer 5360-220 Plumber 5360-230 Dentist 5360-240 Doctor 5360-300 Speaking to a contractor 5360-310 Fence (In Order to Sell Stolen Company Goods) 5360-320 Masseuse 5360-330 House Painter 5360-340 Personal Therapist 5360-350 Mistress 5360-400 Sales Calls 5360-410 Someone who wants to be your broker 5360-420 Hardware vendors who think you make decisions 5360-430 Software vendors who think the company will spend money to make your job easier 5360-440 Systems vendors who want to automate your job
5370 Complaints 5370-100 Bitching about: 5370-110 Lousy Job 5370-120 Low Pay 5370-130 Long Hours 5370-140 Coworker 5370-150 Boss 5370-160 Personal Problems 5370-170 General Bitching 6370-180 Business Difficulties
5380 Inspirational Activities 5380-100 Anticipation 5380-110 Waiting for Something to Happen 5380-200 Personal Hygene 5380-210 Scratching Yourself 5380-220 Sleeping 5380-300 Personal Feelings 5389-310 Feeling Horny 5380-320 Feeling Bored 5380-330 Feeling Sorry For Yourself 5380-400 Meditation 5380-410 Staring Into Space 5380-420 Staring At Computer Screen 5380-430 Transcendental Meditation 5380-500 Fantasizing 5380-510 Pretending to Work While Boss Is Watching 5380-520 Pretending to Enjoy Your Job 5380-530 Unproductive Fantasizing
5390 Networking 5390-100 Fictional Writing 5390-110 Writing a Book on Company Time 5390-120 Writing an expose about the Company on Company Time 5390-200 Technical Writing 5390-210 Sending Jokes around the Office 5390-220 Sending Jokes around the Internet
5400 Event Planning 5400-100 Birthdays 5400-200 Anniversaries 5400-300 Vacations 5400-400 Weddings
This was sent to me in a more disorganized format. I reworked it and organized it.
Carl Schelin firstname.lastname@example.org