Fw: Job codes

Paul L. Rinaldo prinaldo@mindspring.com
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 13:46:48 -0400

Job Codes:

It has come to our attention recently that many of you have been turning in
time sheets that specify large amounts of Miscellaneous
Unproductive non-billable Time (code 5309).  To our department,
unproductive non-billable time is not a problem.  What is a problem,
however, is not knowing exactly what you are doing with your unproductive

Attached below is a sheet specifying a tentative extended matter job code
list based on our observations of employee activities. The list will allow
you to specify with a fair amount of precision what you are doing during
your unproductive nonbillable time. Please begin using this job code list
immediately and let us know about any difficulties you may encounter.

  Code # Explanation

  5000 Surfing the Net
  5001 Reading/Writing Social Email
  5002 Sharing Social E-Mail (see codes #5003, #5004)
  5003 Collecting Jokes and Other Humorous Material via E-Mail
  5004 Forwarding Jokes and Other Humorous Material via E-Mail
  5005 Faxing Jokes and Other Humorous Material to Friends not on E-Mail

  5316 Meeting
  5317 Obstructing Communications at Meeting
  5318 Trying to sound knowledgeable while in Meeting
  5319 Waiting for Break
  5320 Waiting for Lunch
  5321 Waiting for End of Day
  5322 Vicious Verbal Attacks Directed at Coworker
  5323 Vicious Verbal Attacks Directed at Coworker while Coworker is not
  5393 Covering for Incompetence of Coworker Friend
  5400 Trying to Explain Concept to Coworker Who is not interested in
  5401 Trying to Explain Concept to Coworker Who is Stupid
  5402 Trying to Explain Concept to Coworker Who Hates Me
  5481 Buying Snack
  5482 Eating Snack
  5500 Filling out Time sheet
  5501 Inventing Time sheet Entries
  5502 Waiting for Something to Happen
  5503 Scratching Myself
  5504 Sleeping
  5510 Feeling Bored
  5600 Bitching about Lousy Job (see code #5610)
  5601 Bitching about Low Pay (see code #5610)
  5602 Bitching about Long Hours (see code #5610)
  5603 Bitching about Coworker (see codes #5322, #5323)
  5604 Bitching about Boss (see code #5610)
  5605 Bitching about Personal Problems
  5610 Searching for a New Job
  5640 Miscellaneous Unproductive Bitching
  5701 Not Actually Present at Job
  5702 Suffering from Eight-Hour Flu
  6102 Ordering Out
  6103 Waiting for Food Delivery to Arrive
  6104 Taking it Easy while Digesting Food
  6200 Using Company Resources for Personal Profit
  6201 Stealing Company Goods
  6202 Making Excuses after Accidentally Destroying Company Goods
  6203 Using Company Phone to Make Long-Distance Personal Calls
  6204 Using Company Phone to Make Long-Distance Personal Calls in Order
  6206 Gossiping
  6207 Planning a Social Event
  6210 Feeling Sorry for Myself
  6221 Pretending to Work While Boss is Watching
  6222 Pretending to Enjoy My Job
  6223 Pretending I Like My Coworkers
  6224 Pretending I Like Important People When in Reality They are Jerks
  6238 Miscellaneous Unproductive Fantasizing
  6350 Playing Pranks on the New Guy/Girl
  6601 Running my Own Business on Company Time (see code #6603)
  6602 Complaining
  6603 Writing a Book on Company Time
  6604 Planning a Vacation on Company Time
  6611 Staring Into Space
  6612 Staring at Computer Screen
  6615 Transcendental Meditation
  7281 Extended Trip to the Bathroom (at least 10 min.)
  7400 Talking with Divorce Lawyer on Phone
  7401 Talking with Plumber on Phone
  7402 Talking with Dentist on Phone
  7403 Talking with Doctor on Phone
  7404 Talking with Masseuse on Phone
  7405 Talking with House Painter on Phone
  7406 Talking with Personal Therapist on Phone
  7419 Talking with Miscellaneous Paid Professional on Phone
  7425 Talking with Mistress/Boy Toy on Phone (also see code #7400)
  7931 Asking Coworker to Aid Me in an Illicit Activity
  8000 Recreational Drug Use