A “work hoarder”; someone who’s so in love with whatever little project they’re working on that no-one gets a look in or any idea what’s going on?
I have someone in the office like that. I used to work here as a student before taking a full time post and never have I had a busier day as a full time worker than when I was a student.
When I started worked full time I noticed I lost a few of the duties from the outgoing staff member, in order it seemed to prepare me for assisting someone in charge of the clerical work for a European education scheme. So far, I’ve had a few scraps of work, mostly I shuffle some paper, answer a few enquiries and then browse message boards. When she left on holidays I found no instructions, just a “good luck” before she left. I had to go to senior staff to get any idea what was going on and learned what to do basically from scratch.
Then I remembered this girl had mentioned wanting to keep as much of the work to herself as leverage in the office, both with the office manager and the deputy director of the office. I don’t want to go to the office manager and ask for work, the office manager being quite work shy and not someone who inspires confidence, but I’m getting bored here!
When it comes to my next appraisal at work, I don’t want to be left with nothing to say but “I’m a fully paid up member of the SDMB!”