Explain, in layman's terms, what you're doing at work right now


#1

There will be a prize for the most tedious.

I am going through a >100 page document and deleting a specific word most - but, crucially, not all - of the times it occurs.

I AM AN etc


#2

I’m cutting out bits of fabric and then giving them a good clean with one of those lint rollers to avoid doing real work.
Pinking shears are quite fun really.


#3

I’m making diagrams of how our company structure compares to that of our customers. 20 customers.


#4

I am designing/drawing some staircases.


#5

Extending a piece of software to allow other pieces of software to request the dialling code for a particular country


#6

typing numbers that don’t matter into computer boxes


#7

i am changing the words in an animated graphic template, then pressing render and waiting 10 minutes. then repeating this 10-15 more times.


#8

Going through a series of 80 code changes to ascertain which part of the software they effect so I can then build a coherent list of areas our Quality Control team have to test before we can ship back to the customer. PLOT TWIST: it shouldn’t be possible to even notice these code changes when using the system as they are incredibly minor.


#9

Moving various bits of type around a screen, until I think the positioning of them looks aesthetically pleasing.


#10

I am writing a word document all about me and what I do to persuade my employer to employ me in my job.


#11

I’m emailing Celeste to advise her of my dietary requirements for Wednesday’s lunch.


#12

Summary

Our lives are terrible. This is why we DiS.


#13

just reading and stuff


#14

Typing up some interview recordings. It’s not particularly interesting.


#15

do you have to email daphne separately?


#16

Firmware updates on loads of equipment using the world’s shittest serial adaptor


#17

Translating a Spanish Standard Operating Procedure into English


#18

Anyone doing anything of substantial worth to human existence? At all?


#19

I’m bolting on a bit of functionality which will allow our customer service team to export various bits of financial data.

Well, I will be when I muster up the motivation to do this incredibly dull task.


#20

I’m trying to find a Meter Point Administration Number. In layman’s terms, I’m about to waste 45 minutes of my time on hold to British Gas.