It is easy to get distracted at work, particularly at a desk job, but while most of us will while away the hours on social media, these employees have other ideas.
A series of photos compiled by BoredPanda reveal the very creative ways in which office workers while away the hours.
Doodling is a common pastime among the restless, however, rather than stick to pen and paper these colleagues have turned their boredom into art, crafting impressive origami pieces and even full-scale sculptures to pass the time.
Others have found less productive ways to keep themselves occupied with one woman pointlessly plucking every seed from her strawberry and a man crafting an enormous ball out of elastic bands.
In some cases apathy didn’t strike just one individual with colleagues collaborating to come up with boredom busters on a grand scale.
In a series of photographs compiled by BoredPanda employees share the creative ways in which they beat boredom at work, such as this engineer who created a Pringle wreath
Stuck for something to do this office worker created a tribute to Bowser from Super Mario out of post-it notes on their window
One woman removed each seed from her strawberry individually to pass the time
After discovering a dead cockroach in their office these employees paid a rather gross tribute to him by making him his own desk
While working a night shift this man found enough time to craft this rather impressive origami swan at his desk
Using just paper clips and a hole punch this employee created themselves a little desk friend
After finishing up her appointments this hairdresser used leftover hair to make this dog picture
Paul was well aware that his elastic band models of the solar system were less than productive
In the hope to liven things up in the office this desk worker turned their work space into a fort
After their day at the dump slowed down these two colleagues decided to construct their very own robot
A scientist decided to while away the hours by drawing Pokemon with bacteria in petri-dishes
This boxing fan managed to find a rather creative use for Microsoft Excel rather than creating a spreadsheet
Employees working at a garden centre used their surroundings to create Fred Flintstone’s car
This group of under stimulated colleagues had an afternoon of creating an ‘office safari’
Employees at this book store found a creative way of passing the time in the absence of customers
In a bid to pass the time this desk worker dedicated his afternoon to carving his pencil
Students were surprised to find that their white board had been given a rather artistic makeover by their teacher
An employee in this storage unit used his spare time to produce this tribute to Bob Marley
Even being surrounded by animals wasn’t enough to surpass this vet’s boredom
In the absence of something to do this colleague produced a rather cheesy joke for his co-workers
A mechanic found himself without anything to do and so naturally welded this impressive sculpture
With ample copper wire at their fingertips these workers crafted their own scorpion sculptures
Shop assistants at this supermarket meticulously rearranged their fruit and veg in this aesthetically pleasing display
In this enormous project an office worker created their own ‘fireplace’ just in time for the festive season