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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: Aleksei_Riikonen 17 November 2011 11:29:12AM 4 points [-]

so you decide to only do the least prestigeful work available, in order to prove that you are the kind of person who doesn't care about the prestige of the task!

Another variant is to minimize how much you directly inform your comrades of the work you're doing. You tend to get more prestige when people find out about your work through accidental-seeming ways instead of through you telling them. Also, you have aces up your sleeve with which you can play the martyr ("Well, I have been doing such and such and you didn't even know about it!").