Leave Work Early With A Fake Computer Virus

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:34 AM

(TDA_Boulder)

This is cute. Happy Hour Virus is a website that'll let you choose a fake virus for your computer to be afflicted with, so that you can sigh exasperatedly and leave work early. 

Like a lot of clever things on the internet, this is an ad, in this case, an ad for an ad firm, TDA_Boulder in Colorado. The point they say they're making is that they're offering prospective employees a healthy work-life balance. OK!

(via @JRudis)

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Comments [8]

Colonel Panic

I don't think I want to use any software that doesn't know how to spell "Kernel".

Dec. 10 2013 12:09 PM
Justin from London

It seems the spellcheck could be causing the kernel panic...

Nov. 22 2013 02:41 PM
La Sarah

Everyone at my job loves the job so much, and is so committed to it, they never want to leave!

Nov. 18 2013 07:20 PM
Manohar Edupuganti from India

That was a Bad idea.Work is Worship !!
http://www.indiadimers.com/

Nov. 16 2013 12:38 AM
CA from fl

The first thing that would be done is restarting it anyhow..

Nov. 15 2013 04:12 PM
IT Guy

I am an IT guy. The BSOD looks like crap. The way it opens and the font is all wrong. The broken monitor looks like a stupid screensaver. I can't see much for the Apple one because I don't like them. All in all I think AvangionQ is spot on.

Nov. 15 2013 04:09 PM
John

I can't imagine a computer virus enabling people to go home from work early. Any IT individual would simply restart the computer and the problem would be fixed. It's a cute little internet prank, but it's not feasible as a means to leave work earlier than anyone else.

Nov. 15 2013 11:57 AM
AvangionQ from New York City

Real funny, right up until the tech guy figures out what you did, blabs, and you get fired.

Nov. 15 2013 10:40 AM

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