25/4/19 Goldbricking

Goldbricking is the practice of doing less work than one is able to, while maintaining the appearance of working. The term originates from the confidence trick of applying a gold coating to a brick of worthless metal—while the worker may appear industrious on the surface, in reality they are less valuable. A modern example is staff who use their work internet access for personal reasons, which can lead to inefficiency. Goldbricking online is referred to as cyberslacking or cyberloafing.

Example: 
That counter is clean, so don’t pretend to wipe it – you’re just goldbricking!