How Much Do You Hate Your Job? Quick Test

What is your favourite excuse you use for not showing up at work the next day?

A.   I only call out when I’m really sick
B.    I have a flat tire
C.    I have food poisoning
D.   The dog ate my car keys

How often do you hit your snooze button in the morning before work?

A. Once – All my clocks are set half an hour ahead to trick myself
B.    Less than 5 – I’m not a morning person
C.    More than 5 – My boss usually has to call me

How often do you stare at the clock while at work?

A.   I can hardly keep track of time – I am extremely busy and lose track easily
B.    There are days when I watch the second hand tick away the day mesmerised I’m in this dead-end job.
C.    Everyday, time moves slower than the day before

How many snacks do you keep in your desk drawer?

A.   None – I’m a health nut
B.    Several – snacking keeps me busy
C.    More than 5 – I’m snacking right now!

Where does your job rate on the boring scale?

A.   1-3 – Not boring at all
B.    4-6 – Mostly boring
C.    7-10 – Coma inducing

How often do you use the Internet for personal use?

A.   Rarely – I keep my professional life separate from my personal life
B.    Every now and then I correspond with family and friends
C.    Have you not heard of Facebook?

How many times have you watched The Office?

A.   Never – it sounds boring
B.    Several times – I can totally relate
C.    I know all of the lines by heart and may even know someone who can create great computer sabotage viruses

Do you sneak in naps at work?

A.   I’m not the napping type
B.    Occasionally – I feel it’s important to lead a balanced life
C.    I keep a sleeping bag under my desk

How do you spend your lunch hour?

A.   Catching up from work leftover from yesterday
B.    I get away from work and find a secluded place to get some peace and food at the same time
C.    Sleeping – snacking makes me sleepy

How many breaks do you take during the day?

A.   Very rarely
B.    As and when needed
C.    I’ve run out of fingers to count on

What does Friday mean to you?

A.   Time to get things completed before the weekend
B.    I made it this far, one more day to endure
C.    Rest up for the weekend – P-A-R-T-Y!

What time do you leave the office?

A.   I stay as long as I have to prepare for the next day
B.    Packed and ready to fly out the door 5 minutes before it’s time to leave
C.    I didn’t know we had to come back after lunch

Give yourself the following points:

A = 3 points
B = 2 points
C= 0 points
D= -1 point

If you scored 30 – You’re totally exponential and frankly, you might be a freak!

If you scored 20-29, you’re like most employees, content to be told what to do, obeying orders by relinquishing your true passions and purpose in life.

If you scored 10-19, you’re on your way out the door, you need a change, you’ve had your fill and if anyone pushes your buttons, you’ll surely explode!

If you scored less than 9, you have completely switched off and the fact that you haven’t been fired means you’ve pulled the wool over his/her eyes and he/she deserves to pay you for doing nothing. Enjoy it while it lasts, because when you get found out, you’ll be out the door in no time!

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