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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.
eyeservice (EYE-sur-vis) noun
Work done only when the employer is present.
[Referring to the service performed only when the employer is watching.]
What should you call the opposite of eyeservice? How about webservice: web surfing performed while the employer is away?
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The owner felt assured [the excuses] were false -- all going to show habitual carelessness, indolence, and mere eyeservice." Frederick L. Olmsted; A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; 1856.
They know enough who know how to learn. -Henry Adams (1838-1918)