Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Internet Monitor

When more than two or three are gathered together in a support function it is more likely than not at least one will find a means of appearing critical to operations whilst being possessed of enough spare time to be perpetually tethered to an entertainment website or mobile phone. Indeed, a nice quiet legal department is the perfect place for detailed examination of news websites, comprehensive perusal of Zara's online catalog or a decent stretch of research into one's family tree.
As long as the phone doesn't ring, the only irritation is the interruption brought about by having to take one's lunch break.
A sense of exasperated Britishness among coworkers (or honour amongst thieves) will usually be enough to mask this behaviour from management, who themselves may tolerate it out of preference over the rancour of a personal confrontation or because there, but for the grace of God, go I.

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