A CONNIVING office worker pretended he would rather crack on with more work than go home at five ‘o’ clock, it has emerged.
Snake-in-the-grass Tom Booker stayed at his desk while colleagues filtered out, waiting for someone to tell him to go home so that he could do his self-serving pretend workaholic routine.
After thirty or so people totally ignored him, marketing co-ordinator Emma Bradford asked why he was not packing up.
He said: “Is it five already? I’m just getting stuck into this report.
“I don’t feel ready to go yet. Maybe I’m a weirdo but I actually enjoy this sort of thing.
“You guys get off, don’t worry about me. I should probably have more of a home life but I’m just so into work!”
However Booker’s bullshit pretence had unexpected consequences when colleague Mary Fisher, who is also a shallow careerist, faked concern for his well-being.
She said: “Come on Tom, you need to have a break or you’ll burn out. I can take on some of your workload if it’s too much for you.”
Onlooker Stephen Malley said: “It was like a horrible fake-off. The fake workaholic versus the false samaritan, both only thinking about their own career advancement.
“They’d make a perfect, awful couple.”