March 21, 2024 at 4:31 am

University Landscaper Was Told to Stay Busy During A Rainy Day, So They Took Their Time And Collected An Easy Paycheck

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/Unsplash/@johnn21

It can be really frustrating to have a job where there’s not a whole lot to do but you’re always supposed to “look busy.”

So what’s a worker supposed to do in a situation like that?

Check out what this person did! It might give you some ideas…

Rain day.

“I work for the landscaping department at a university.

There’s a protocol for this.

Right now my shift is 5-1:30 in case there’s snow. It has rained for the first 5 hours of my shift.

Usually a rain day gets called because we can’t do any work, however, we got a new boss and one of the supervisors believes he should be number two, and “works” 7-3:30 pawning most of the actual work on those of us who work 5-1:30.

He decided no rain day so we have been driving around wasting fuel just to look busy.

Easy money but annoying.

I got a text about not going back to the shop (I had to use the restroom and was there maybe 5 minutes) and to make sure I stay busy.

You want busy…?

Yup, no problem.

I will waste more fuel and drive 3 mph on sidewalks picking litter every 20 minutes now that the rain stopped.”

Check out what Reddit users had to say about this.

This reader shared their own story.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another individual thinks this person doesn’t have anything to complain about.

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One reader has an idea…

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Another person replied to the previous comment.

Source: Reddit/AITA

This guy sounds like he has a pretty easy gig.

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