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Time Wasted Survey

By marileev ·
Salary.com conducted a survey which says workers waste two hours a day cruising on the web and socializing. By one calculation employers spend $759 billion per year paying - http://www.salary.com/careers/layoutscripts/crel_display.asp?tab=cre&cat=nocat&ser=Ser374&part=Par555

The nature of my job is very collaborative, even if I take a minute off topic our department is still able to get their deliverables completed like this tips article http://www.essentialsecurity.com/Documents/article18.htm

Do you spend more than 2 hours a day "goofing-off?" Has goofing off ever negatively affected your job? I think taking a break gives you fresh eyes.

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Yes...

by onbliss In reply to Time Wasted Survey

...I do goof off more than 2 hours a day or many days a week. But that would be because I had no work. Or if the deliverables expected from me could be easily completed in the given time.

If there is work, then it gets completed. No question about it. I don't think my deliverables have ever been delayed because of my browsing abilities :-)

I always wondered why they hire contractors and give them (us) so little work. I see that it boils down to the company's work culture and software release cycles. In few companies I had to go and pester the leads or managers for more work. In some contracts there is no breathing room.

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Probably been burnt before

by jdclyde In reply to Yes...

by being understaffed. Better to have a little extra overhead in personel than to lose out on an opportunity because you were short staffed.

Also, some people just get their work done faster than others!

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I wish I had time...

by Ibanezoo In reply to Time Wasted Survey

...but some of my time is dedicated tracking down those who waste time. So when you think about it, other people wasting time also waste my time at the same time. :)

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job security

by marileev In reply to I wish I had time...

So wasting time can create some job security?

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Hadn't thought of it that way....

by Ibanezoo In reply to job security

...but thats a good point :)

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gatekeepers

by marileev In reply to Hadn't thought of it that ...

hay somebody has to be the gatekeepers right?

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