How long could you be away from your desk if you left now

without anyone noticing?

  • Seconds
  • 1 minute or less
  • Less than 5 minutes
  • Less than 15 minutes
  • Less than an hour
  • Less than two hours
  • Less than six hours
  • Less than 24 hours
  • Less than a week
  • Less than a month
  • Less than a year
  • More than a year
  • They would never notice
  • I do not work at a desk
  • I don’t know

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Wfh but got a call at 4:30. If I can take my phone and laptop, and go somewhere with WiFi access I could leave my desk until 5:15 when my girlfriend arrives home

Core hours finish in 8 minutes, so could fuck off home then and no-one would question it.

Someone may ask where I am later on in the week but other than that I could easily not be at my desk for a whole week without anyone really noticing

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we use Skype at work, it has recently started notifying me when people on my team come online, so presumably does the same to others when I go online, also the new laptop I have goes to sleep after a couple of minutes, so it pretty much notifies people when I have come back from leaving my desk (or if I have been on my phone making a lengthy dis post)

Could leave any time now, going Leeds tomorrow, back at my desk Wednesday c8am

Regularly wander off for a bit. Sit in the toilets for a while on my phone. Take extended lunches. No one cares.

In old jobs people would be wondering where you’d got to after 10 minutes or so

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My trainee would notice my walking out of our shared office literally immediately.

Don’t have a set desk and haven’t been at any desk since last Wednesday.

I work between two offices so I can easily just claim to be in the other office if anyone asks. Also where I work it’s pretty fexible so if I don’t physically need to be in the office I can just work from home.

As I’m part time and it’s host desking and largely autonomous about a month before someone contacted me I reckon though they might notice after a few weeks

Our new manager literally has no idea what she’s doing so has started to pick up on things like being away from our desks.

So about 15 minutes - before I reckon 2 days. In fact, when I shaved my head from shoulder length hair my then manager thought I’d left and been replaced by a temp (until the 3rd day when they stopped to introduce themselves)

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