What to do if nothing to do at work

May 8 11 Comments

I am a quite hard worker and always want to be busy with something related to work during work time. However, there are times when I don’t have anything to do and I get really bored. I don’t want to surf web or watch youtube during these moments because I am afraid if my manager would see it and think I am wasting time although he knows that I don’t have anything to do.

I’ve told my manager multiple times that I need more responsibility and more work, but looks like at some point there is no more work to do.

It’s been half a year I am at my current job and I already decided to move to FAANG as soon as I finish my first year.

Any idea how to pass the next 6 months? What do you guys usually do when you have nothing to do?

PS; I leetcode at my free time at home, I dont want to do it at work.

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Apple able-park
    Refactor existing code ?
    Make Synch REST endpoints Async ?
    Improve JUnit coverage?
    May 8 1
    • Oracle bubble+
      Debug code, try new scenarios. Do perf testing.
      May 8
  • Google marketgeek
    Read a book and call it professional development
    May 8 0
  • IBM / Eng
    Elyuceteco

    IBM Eng

    BIO
    Install Gentoo
    Elyucetecomore
    People really that afraid of their managers? If my manager comes by and I'm not doing anything I won't alt tab.
    May 8 2
    • Optym OBvX83
      I alt+tab to my crazy EDM playlist on soundcloud
      May 8
    • OP
      That is something personal, I am quite sure even if he sees me he would be ok. But I dont want to show a bad image to my manager.
      May 8
  • Optym OBvX83
    Read a book
    May 8 0
  • Pandora joystick
    Refactor, try new architectures, write tests, analyze performance, automate manual tasks, security audit, and you can always suggest and implement your own features. How can there be nothing to do? You should be able to create value on your own. Figure it out before you try to get into FANG as you won’t be applying for internship and you will need to meet “expectations” and make “impact” even if the manager doesn’t have anything to keep you busy with.
    May 8 0
  • Facebook / Eng BlackTee
    Rewrite everything in a more exotic language
    May 8 0
  • Apple Snut Ella
    Look for new jobs
    May 8 0
  • Facebook tGTv63
    Leet code?
    May 8 0