Sunday, June 21, 2009

On bench? Help yourself!

There are several occasions when you have nothing to do in office. You sit in front of your system and alternately click the tabs of your browser wondering how to kill time. Here are some of the strategies I found many people use to kill time.

Trade and make money: If you are new to this trade, here's a wonderful article to get you started. Though popular share trading sites like ICICI Direct and IndiaBulls are blocked in many companies, there are several other inconspicuous ones like Sharekhan, RelianceMoney, Religare, etc. that are accessible. The blocked sites can also be accessed using IP addresses of proxy sites like For research, if is blocked, you can try its sister site which basically contains the same information. If shares are not your cup of tea, you can still plan out your tax saving investments for the year and invest online in mutual funds through your online trading account or net-banking account

Pay your bills: It pays to pay your bills online. Not only do you save time but also you earn reward points for paying your utility bills through credit cards and direct debit facility of banks.

Read the daily news: Not able to eek out time for your daily dose of news at home? Many papers like The Times of India and The Economic Times are available as e-papers absolutely free of cost. An e-paper is an exact replica of the printed version.

Check your mail and keep in touch: Even if popular mail sites are blocked in your company, obscure ones like OngoleInfo mail must still be accessible. Create an account and indulge yourself!

Finish your chores: If your office is located in the heart of the city, you could finish off your chores like going to the bank and other offices on weekdays itself.

If you have any more ideas and suggestions, do leave a comment!

DISCLAIMER: Read your company's internet usage policy to know what you are allowed/not-allowed to do from office.

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