Idle Office

By Fernando Silvestrin

I'm Fernando Silvestrin, a freelance creative based in Germany. Idle Office is a newsletter where I share articles about idleness, work culture, and the tyranny of cubicle jobs.

I'm Fernando Silvestrin, a freelance creative based in Germany. Idle Office is a newsletter where I share articles about idleness, work culture, and the tyranny of cubicle jobs.

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Corporate Slalom - Issue #5

I had been looking forward to the last day of 2020. That's what most of us were doing last year — looking forward to its end. As the first shots are being rolled out, year two of the pandemic continues to prescribe how we're spending our time. It seems like w…

 
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Corporate Slalom - Issue #4

During the biggest crisis of our generation, we are swimming on Netflix, pouring money into Amazon, and wasting time on social media. The cultural toolkit of modernity and its abundance distractions is pulling us into a world of make-believe. At the same time…

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Corporate Slalom - Issue #3

Dear Slalomist,Billions of people are in lockdown, over 1.9 million confirmed cases and more than 120,000 people have died from COVID-19 (these numbers will be outdated when you read this).The world is going viral, and what are we doing?Home office.If you are…

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Corporate Slalom - Issue #2

It's Monday morning, and we all gathered in the agency foyer for another week of pretending. I don't see her. Maybe it's too early, perhaps she's still at home, so we wait...no one is fully awake or really care anyways. We wait more... and more...ok, enough o…

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Corporate Slalom - Issue #1

I haven't work in an office for over a year, and I'm afraid to go back. I worked from home, coffee shops, airports and even in a brewery. I've established a routine and schedule that is best suited for me and the work I have to do, meaning I have a pretty goo…