I was thinking how to look busy at work while not actually working and came up with these:
1- Walk really fast when you are going anywhere as to appear something important is going to happen
2- Carry a notebook with you at all times. seems like you are suppose to be somewhere taking notes. if at your desk keep it open with a pen on it
3- Keep your headset on if you are in your cubicle
4- Actually do work but that defeats the purpose. okay more later. any suggestions?
5- Shuffle papers (thanks shivani)
6- Look pissed off (thanks shivani)
7- Put up a do not disturb sign when you are browsing the web
8- Continually click on a pen
9- Walk around with your laptop open, side note: take your laptop home and say you are WFH (working from home)
10- Open up Microsoft Word and write blog entries to post later
Bonus: Book up every minutes of your Outlook calendar with something (thanks Mindy).
Bonus 2: This guy opens up a file, takes a print screen of it and makes it his background. So when he minimizes everything it looks like stuff is happening on his computer.
Bonus 3: If you are tired of looking busy, here are the 10 best ways to quit job in style.