The self-defeating strategies of looking busy
Most people have a strategy for this. They’ve not written it out or even given it too much conscious thought, but they know how to expend their energy in easy, non-challenging, non-productive ways which produce little or nothing but get them by day-to-day.
If they’re getting paid for that, by the way, does that make it stealing?
Moreover it’s a real shame that that person’s giving up on their own ability to add value and build a legacy. How could that be changed, now?