Bob Slydell: You see, what we’re actually trying to do here is, we’re trying to get a feel for how people spend their day at work… so, if you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Bob Slydell: Great.
Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door – that way Lumbergh can’t see me, heh heh – and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour.
Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work
— Office Space, 1999
I’ve spent the last few days organizing and getting things set but have, on average, generally avoided anything that feels or resembles real work. My inbox is overflowing and until today those ‘to-dos’ haven’t seemed important. But, times they are a changing.
Today – I shall process my inbox and attempt to figure out exactly what I need to do next on a bunch of projects.
Tomorrow – I’m actually going to read over my Start-Up Co notes
and watch TV.