Jonathan: Hey, Clark. Football game on TV. You wanna watch it with me?

Clark: Don't you have work to do?

Jonathan: Nah, chores can wait. Besides-- whoa!
I earned a rest. You can pick up the slack for me, can't ya?
He wants to cut Clark some slack as well? Let him rest too?
Other way around, Jonathan wants to rest, so he's asking Clark to work during his break.
Thanks, Vorpar!