How to enter competitions at work without your boss knowing

 

 

We all know we must enter as many competitions as we can and we all know it’s sometimes hard to find the time. It’s no wonder people are using work hours to comp. But how does one enter without being found out? If you’re lucky enough to have spare time and sit in front of a computer all day, it’s completely possible to get away with it! Here’s how:

  • Keep your browser in a small window at the bottom of your screen.
  • Learn some short cuts and get quick with your mouse for when your boss does sneak up on you and you can quickly close websites down.
  • Delete your browsing history…often. Not 100% effective these days with ‘IT people’ on our backs but at the very least it will wipe away any guilt.
  • Set a limit every day, that way the number of websites you visit won’t cause any alarm bells in the IT department.
  • Have a backup plan. If you do get caught, what will you say? Research? Christmas shopping? Have an answer ready.
  • Brainstorm and write 25 word or less answers in your email program. You’ll look like you are productive but make sure you always have your personal email as the recipient in case you accidentally hit send.
  • Delete all ‘personal comping’ emails in your sent folder.
  • Swap desks with co-workers who have more privacy. Desks that back onto windows and walls are the best.
  • In fact, try to escape the office altogether. Work from home more often. Complete all your work first then get onto the comping.
  • Stay on top of your work and don’t let things slide. This way you won’t attract any unnecessary attention or ‘investigations’.

It’s easy to enter competitions at work if you know the tricks. Happy comping at work people!

Here’s why this is the best time of the year for competitions

 

 

I was out shopping the other day and a sign happen to catch my eye. It was one of those dreaded count down signs that read ‘6 weeks to Christmas’. Ah no! Where did this year go and how is it Christmas already? If you’re feeling overwhelmed like me, and you think it might be too late to win anything, here’s why this is the best time for competitions:

 

Change your perspective

The End of the year is actually the best time for competitions. Many businesses and companies often will launch a Christmas or a ‘end of the year’ themed competition. Plus many competitions will close and be drawn before the New Year so you might just get that notification you’ve been waiting for.

 

25 words or less get better this time of the year!

This is the only time of the year where you can put a Christmas or New Years flavor in your 25 word or less answers. Rhyming is so much more fun when you have words like Tinsel, Santa, Saint Nick and Reindeer to work with. Don’t forget all the New Years Eve words too like fireworks, year, 2016, 2017 and new beginnings.

 

You have more time as the end nears

Don’t you love it when it comes that time of the year and everything starts to slow down? More quite time means more time to do personal things like comping! Plus as the end of the year gets closer the number of compers will be down as everyone heads off to their holidays but if you keep at it, the odds will tip in your favour.

 

As you can see we are heading into the most exciting time of the year. Happy comping everyone!