Tired of your work routine? Discover this secret trick to escape your boss's vigilance and enjoy a well-deserved break.
Don't work anymore, fake it!
Working five days a week for eight hours a day can be exhausting, especially if you don't like your job or feel like you are wasting your time. Faced with the obsession of some bosses to see their employees constantly in front of their computers, many teleworkers have developed tricks to give the illusion of working. Now, a new method has emerged for those who work in person.
The key to success: simulate a system update
This ingenious trick relies on simulating an update of your computer's operating system. WebTa user of Tiktok, shared a video presenting the website FakeUpdate which offers various animations imitating Windows or MacOS updates. You just have to choose the animation corresponding to your system, display it in full screen, and it's done! Your boss will undoubtedly think that your computer is out of order during the update.
Adapt to your environment: choose the right system
FakeUpdate offers update screens for different operating systems, such as Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, MacOS, Windows 10, Windows 11 and even Steam OS. Thus, you will certainly find the one used by your company and can use it as an excuse to take a break. However, be careful to select the right system, otherwise your ploy could be discovered!
Play with bad luck to fool your boss
The site also offers a fatal error screen simulating ransomware demanding payment in bitcoin to unlock the computer. Less credible, this option can nevertheless be used to play a trick on an unwary colleague.
Internet users' reactions: between amusement and fatalism
TikTok users found the video amusing, but some have already imagined the possible responses of their boss: “They'll just make me work on another computer” or “My boss is so toxic that he'd ask me to cancel the update and postpone it until the end of my shift” . It seems that some employees have lost all hope.
So, are you willing to give it a try and outwit your boss?
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