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Look up from this article and say the time out loud.

Rands, it’s 10:35 am.

Now, I can tell when people are reading the site. I’m a nerd which means I’ve got all sorts of analytics on this site so I when you’re collectively reading, what you like, and where else you might stumble on the site, but for you… it’s 10:35am and the fact you’re reading at 10:35 am means you’re not really that busy.

I want to be busy. Not “I’ve got a bunch of stuff to do” busy, but “The weight of the important work I need to do is literally crushing me” busy. This state is not for everyone and while I’m extremely appreciative of the fact you’re reading this site, if you’re at work and you’re reading the site at 10:35 am then I question your busy.

There are many forms to not being busy. You might just be getting your day started with a cup of coffee, you might be on your lunch hour, or you might have seven precious minutes to take a deep breath amongst your crushing responsibilities, but here’s my question: is the lack of busy more fun than your job?

I’ve debated many different sponsorship strategies for the site and recently stumbled on one that will both support the site while helping your busy situation. Rather than promoting a product, I’m interested in getting you a new job because there is a finite chance that reading this site might be more fun than your current job.

Starting next week, I’m kicking off a weekly sponsorship program where savvy employers interested in interacting with the equally savvy Rands audience can purchase a spot on the front page of the site for one job. Not every job, just one. If you’re a prospective employer, you can find more details regarding the program here.

You’re in a hurry. Someone is coming to eat you. You are underestimating the future. Most important, you’re the business. My belief is you should pour your heart into your job. I’m very interested in making sure that you’re making the most of the time you have and my hope is the presence of frequent and high quality jobs on Rands in Repose might not just improve your busy, but your life.

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12 Responses

  1. Thomas 6 years ago

    Why don’t take a break and relax, nobody can work for hours continiued… (close to 1am at germany :))

  2. Shit, I’m reading this article at exactly 10:30am, AEST (Sydney time).

    When did you say that first ad is coming up? 🙂

  3. aidee 6 years ago

    Ouch so true; 10.02am where i’m sitting…

  4. “Hi employers, do you want hire people who surf the web at 10:35am when they should be working”

    I wish you all the best, but if I were hiring I don’t think I’d want to reach that demographic.

    All the best.


  5. Steffen 6 years ago

    It’s 21:12 EDT in Southwestern Ontario. Hmm – what does this mean for the canadian economy? 🙂

  6. Do you mean “Look up from this article”? And not “for this article”?

  7. Aynsley 6 years ago

    Rands, it is 11:11 am and I reading this before I go into work (late, because I dropped by my lab at 10 am yesterday and left at 2 am). No, I’m not busy.

  8. George 6 years ago

    Sorry, I usually check in around 11:30 pm but it’s only 6:50 pm as I wait for a build. What manager has time in the morning to surf, or would risk a peer or team member coming by and seeing the slack-off?

  9. Bionic Wombat 6 years ago

    I think it’s a brilliant idea. There’s nothing worse than doing work that feels meaningless or busy or unvalued, which is why I’m reading this.

  10. So what are the chances that a job seeker could also buy advertising on the site to get one job? Hypothetically speaking that is.

  11. “so I when you’re collectively reading” ?

  12. Cyndi Summers 4 years ago

    My CEO is a fan of your site and says some of the best engineers he knows frequent it. He sited your One Job – which allows you to post one job and one job only. However, I being the newcomer to your site can only see one blog under the One Job tab and there are no instructions, etc.

    The link he provided for me doesn’t work. Any help here?

    Thanks in advance,
    Cyndi Summers