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This pilot fish has the day off, but he knows 30 minutes of that time will still be work-related.

"I had to attend a mandatory half-hour-long conference call," fish says. "A couple of days prior to the call, we all got a PowerPoint presentation for the meeting.

"On the day of the meeting, I dialed in -- and all the regional boss did was read verbatim directly off of the PowerPoint for half an hour.

"What was the topic of the call? Efficiency. Oh well..."

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