How to Look Busy

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Reader Comments (32)

If this comic guest starred Wally from Dilbert, it would be perfect.

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAspirant

Aw, the sacred art of looking busy. Great comic!

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhunt

Regarding panel #2: A smart boss won't mess with anyone who has speed lines. That's why I tied several pieces of black yarn to my shirt. I sit in front of a large desk fan all day and have awesome speed lines while I nap.

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKibo

I should really try the tip in panel three. My desk is always buried... oops.

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterarynjulie

Sounds like what I do at my job far too often ;)

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Esquire

Fantastic! Obviously someone who has been employed in stimulation-challenged workplaces; actually, I can imagine Scott working on his comic strips at his desk while "looking busy"!

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

My Philosophy!!!!!

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZarathustra

Love your reasoning/explanation in panel 4 :) I must remember this.. could come in handy someday ;) Thanks for all the smiles and laughs !!

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercheryl

supressing... my urges.

You, good sir, have just won your googly-eyed self an internet!

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBra-Man

I'm busy commenting so I'll look like I have something to say. Now people will know I read the comic.

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNate

"I intend to".
Scott, you're the best.

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteri have no name

Classic! Wish I could use those tips at my job. Unfortunetly, they're too cheap to hire more than one person on to run two different sections of the resteraunt... so I have no chance to *look* busy, I am busy! XD

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQueenofmuffins

I love it when your instructions are both funny and totally true. That is how the majority of people do their jobs.

June 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid MacDonald

What dainty thought bubbles!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEd Harrington

You should also always carry one of those pieces of paper when you are lapping the office. Carrying it on a clipboard is even better.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeoduck

"What have you actually done?"
"My job."

Priceless and so true.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

first comment? woot woot

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDEEJ

i once was a night watch man. Its impossible to look busy at that job.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

I am once again finding myself greatly amused. You're the bombin'est, Scott! Fo sho! Or something.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSanguineAnus

im gonna print this out and stick it on my wall to remind me how hard ive been working!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertravis

Oh man, I do the third one all the time! Alternatively, pull random files, keep them for a while (periodically opening them for good measure) then put them back in the cabinet. =D

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaotik4266

I am guffawing at the consistently brilliant and insightful commentary regards office effectivity.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrroten

This is one of the best so far. :-D

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Great comic! with with your characters and style perfectly, best one I've seen yet!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbob

how have you kept these out of the hands of your bosses/coworkers? incriminating, at least potentially, aren't they?

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

moving piles of paper from one side of my desk to the other kind of IS my job.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Staple

also recommended: hold some papers in your hand while looking at webcomics.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Staple

The worst part is, I can't post this one on my computer at work without arousing suspicion...

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I loved this comic! Keeping busy at work is truly an art and some of my colleagues have been very talented at it :) Keep up the good work!

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeoni


September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCopland

I love scott's hostile/defensive look in panel 3

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilson

I would like to add four more things
1) Walk fast everywhere AND carry a thick binder.
2) Arrive one minute two work before your boss gets there and act like you've been there for an hour.
3)Leave to lunch one minute after your boss takes his lunch and return a minute before he returns. (You don't have to do this one everyday)
4) Play alot of minesweep. From a distance it looks like your working real hard.

June 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeo
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