If you have played video games before, you know that a cheat code is something that gives you an upper hand against either the computer or the other player. It makes you powerful, untouchable and nearly unbeatable.
You probably aren’t that much into video games and are wondering where I am going with this, right?
You see, in the world of employment, there are certain situations when someone has been working at a job for a period of time and then they begin to feel like they are suddenly stuck in some kind of stagnation. One of the reasons why this is happening is because you are bored by the job. You sign into work at 9am, stare at your desktop, get your work done, sign out, go home, come back the next day and the sucky routine continues.
How about spicing up your work and elevating the game? If you have a job that seems to be boring, I am here to help you with some crack codes that will not only spice up your job but also make you love your job more than ever before.
Allow me to share some of them with you.
Everyone knows that whatsapp is the new frontier for gossip and exchange of data and time consuming videos and audios. Start up a whatsapp group for the office. Make sure you are the admin of this group so that you can add and remove people at will. When you have set up this group, let the members share all nonsense and rubbish and encourage them to post compromising and probably unwise things when they are drunk. It is likely some of them will make confessions that you can then laugh at during the lunch break at work. You can be sure that after a night of wild partying where your line manager has posted pictures of himself in a compromising position with a side chic everyone will look forward to turning up for work the next day. With an office whatsapp group, it is easy to spread around rumours without having to leave your desk. What a relief!
Temple Run Gaming Challenge
If you have ever owned a smart phone, you are likely to have heard about a game known as Temple Run. It is a game where some random dude runs around jumping over and uder things in an attempt to collect coins and basically stay alive. Start a Temple Run challenge at work and make sure all your workmates are involved. Take turns to play the game and compare notes during the lunch break. You can be sure that the competition will trigger off some kind of euphoria that will have individuals clamouring to beat the high score every other day. It may not be Temple Run; it could be the Descipable Minions game – the one that consumes quite a lot of your phone memory. Then there is Matatu – the official game for Ugandan gamblers. Basically there are a whole lot of games you can embark on to get the office riled up about competition. Create some kind of score board where you keep tabs on who is top and who is bottom. It is likely that this will motivate everyone to up their game and improve their high score on a daily basis.
Be A Hero or a Villain
Every work place has got its heroes and villains. The heroes are the guys who everyone wants to be around. They are the ones who everyone wants to be seen with and they are often the ones who have the most groundbreaking ideas. They are usually the smartest, and their opinions weigh quite a lot. Then there are the villains; they are the other end of the equation. They will say and do anything unbothered by whatever ripple effects it may have. They have been summoned in the Manager’s office a few times already and are currently on the list of those likely to be laid off. Make the decision to be one of these individuals. Depending on what your proficiency really is, you will find your life at the office more interesting and a little spicier if you are either a hero or a villain. As a hero, you will have people hoping you check in early and wanting to be on your team at all times. You will have management trying to appease you so that they can get you on their side too – this is bound to make your job awesome. Obviously as the villain your life will always be on the edge – never sure that you have the job for the long haul, always boldly and loudly questioning management decisions thus being refered to as a rebel, putting yourself in harm’s way and basically living life to the fullest. Either way, you are on the right path to spicing up your job.
If your workplace is one of those awesome places where YouTube and other social networking sites are not blocked then you are in business. If you are a regular on Comedy Central, you probably know about Key and Peele. Yes – those two hilarious guys are the reason many work places have banned YouTube because once you start on their videos, it is likely you will waste away several hours of your otherwise busy day. Open a link and have it hidden away somewhere on your PC then feast your eyes and ears to the stupidity and madness that these guys exude. Just make sure management does not realise you are spending more time on Key and Peele than you are on your actually office work. There are a few other addictive YouTube accounts you can check out for good measure. Look for those Epic Fail videos and enjoy some non-stop rib cracking laughter.
Other Crazy Things
In my Arsenal of crazy things there are so many things one can do to make their job a little more interesting. Apart from the ones already mentioned, one can send out strange and scary emails to workmates, they can make threats about possibly quitting and they can even flirt with superiors. At the end of the day it is imperative that you do not leave your job to become boring or else you risk becoming a boring person yourself.
I hope you don’t get fired.
“Always be smarter than the people who hire you.” ― Lena Horne
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