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How to keep from going crazy with boredom at my job?

I recently took a job as an overnight security guard. The entire job is standing at the entrance to a company's parking lot, from 10pm to 6am. In theory, I'm supposed to warn off people who look like they don't belong there, but that never happens. No books, smartphones, or other distractions are allowed. Sometimes I'll look at my watch and discover that it's only ten minutes since the last time I checked my watch, even though it feels like an hour has passed. Is there some kind of mental exercise or trick I can use to occupy my mind and make the time go faster?
posted by internet_explorer on Jul 30, 2013 - 23 answers

Should I get a part time job?

Before I start, I'd like to point out that I'm not spoiled or lazy. I've been dealing with the very real problems of depression and anxiety for most of my life, and for the past five years I've been working from home. [more inside]
posted by Cybria on Feb 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Unprofessional to get paid for a break via employer I am quitting?

New job wants me to start before my paid winter break of current job starts. Is it rude/unprofessional to try and get paid for both? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 2, 2010 - 21 answers

How can I change my boss's time-wasting ways?

How can I help my procrastinating, disorganized boss improve his workflow? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Part-Time Jobbery

I'm changing jobs here in a few weeks, but the new one occasionally takes up much less of my time. Thus I need an extremely flexible second job to fill the time! What's out there? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

How to get a part time job as an exam proctor?

How to get a part time job as an exam proctor? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

What types of menial, yet time-flexible jobs might a skilled vfx professional consider when he wants to leave his industry.

I am a visual effects artist / supervisor looking to leave the industry to pursue acting. In the meantime I need a job that pays me enough to cover life expenses, but time enough to pursue my passion. Please help me brainstorm creative job possibilities beyond the typical "waiter" or "barista." [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Mar 26, 2009 - 4 answers

What Part/Full-Time Jobs Allow Lots of Reading Time?

What Part/Full-Time Jobs Allow Lots of Reading Time? So far I could come up with: lifeguard, parking lot attendant, pet/house sitter, night-time babysitter, and security guard. What are some others? Pay is not important. I will be working another job for the $ and get my study/ready done during this one.
posted by LC on Mar 15, 2008 - 41 answers

How should I spend my final two months of freedom?

How should I spend my final two months of freedom? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Feb 19, 2008 - 9 answers

What class can I take to get better at managing time and being organized?

What kind of one-day or multi-day session training can I attend to help me improve my time management and organization skills? I need to take this course in the greater Portland, Ore., area. Googling yields a LOT of results, and no easy way to evaluate how good they are. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Part-time jobs for Mechanical Engineers?

What part time engineering jobs are there for a mechanical engineer just out of school? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Jun 12, 2006 - 3 answers

Runaround closing my 401k account

In California, upon leaving a job, an employer has under most circumstances at most 72 hours to pay the leaving employee their final paycheck or the employer gets fined.

Are there any similar laws which require investment/financial institutions to give the investor their funds within a certain amount of time of the request? (MI) [more inside]
posted by cactus on Dec 24, 2004 - 2 answers

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