Every once in a while you’ll come across someone who has their absolute dream job. You know that old saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life?” Most of us never fulfill that prophesy to its fullest. But occasionally, someone will. And when you meet that someone, you kind of want to punch them, because it’s really not fair.

For most of us, we’re working or have worked jobs that we frequently just want to break away from – and a moment the boss isn’t around often affords us the opportunity to do so. Here are 10 real confessions people submitted anonymously about what they get up to when the watchful eyes of management are absent.

10. No guilt

I mean, you probably shouldn’t.

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9. Take flight!

But do you have Olympic events a la Brooklyn 99?

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8. Pro bono

When the boss is away, the folks won’t pay.

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7. You shoes you lose

Weird flex, but OK.

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6. Binge working

Ironically, they’re probably watching The Office.

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5. Alibi

Car naps aren’t the best naps but they’re still naps.

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4. Shop lifting

What he doesn’t know probably won’t hurt him.

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3. Gimme a break


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2. Mild congestion

Commutes are the worst.

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1. Explicitly wrong

I really hope you work from home, otherwise this is creepy AF.

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Such tawdry tales of workplace slacking might stand to teach us something, but I’m not sure what. It strikes me that if so many people are spending less time working than they’re supposed to, and management doesn’t notice the difference, then maybe many of us are just expected to be at work more often than is actually necessary?

What do you do when the boss is away?

Tell us the secrets in the comments.