I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door—that way Lumbergh can't see me—and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour. Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.
I have had one of those jobs before. Not here, no, not here. But elsewhere. On a side note, as of yesterday Kotaku officially became the longest gig I've ever worked, surpassing my tenure at the Rocky Mountain News. That also means I've worked for Brian Crecente longer than I worked with him.
Anyway, deal time.
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