The time period before the start of your shift. When you do not have enough time to do anything, but too much time to sit and do nothing. When this occurs you may "pace" around looking for something to do that takes just the right amount of time before work. Most times nothing is found to do before said work.
Tim: *pacing pacing* lets see i could organize my books. But that does not sound fun....I could watch some tv...Nothings on...
Tom: Poor Ted.. he suffers from Pre-Work-Pace