|November 22, 2001|
much time do you waste at work?None, I go to school
Gahanna, OH USA Men may work from sun to sun--but woman's work is never done and woman's time is never wasted. Jill, 60
Saylorsburg, PA USA I feel pretty productive on most days and if anything I don't take enough breaks or stop work. There are times however, especially around holidays, that the amount of time I spend chatting with folks goes up. But even then it doesn't feel like a waste. Felicia, 35
Lowell, MA USA I cannot currently answer that question, for I am at work :) Nicole2, 20
FL USA 40 hours a week. A-Dog, 19
McMinnville, OR USA Hahhaha. Good question. Lots! Im answering this question from work! But i do get my work done too, so its all balanced out! Talia, 24
Wilton, CT USA Lately not much because its so busy from christmas shopping. Dianne, 17
Ontario CANADA Probably at least 75% of my workday is spent screwing around on the Internet. I get very little work done; I could do a lot more if I weren't playing so much. etoile, 20
Washington, DC USA Probably about an hour and a half throughout the course of the day. Part of that is getting all the way from the parking lot to my damn desk. Another part is following up on dead-end leads given to me by people who think they know what they're talking about! The rest is purely goof off, looking out the window, making a cup of tea, or just passing coworkers desks and shooting the breeze. Most large organizations figure in about an hour per day of total wasted time by any given employee....so I figure I'm not far off the desired mark. Fisch, 46
Preston, CT USA I waste more time each day than I should and then I pay for it when something really has to be done. I try to be organized but sometimes the farther I get the behinder I get. Make sense!! Marci, 56
Diamond, OH USA Not much. I would if I could though. My boss is a huge ass and watches me like a hawk. Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario CANADA Very little, unless I am waiting for a client to make a decision. Jane, 62
West Linn, OR USA That depends on what counts as wasting. If you mean "how much time do I spend not working"--not much. Karen, 22
Marshalltown/Ames, IA USA It depends on the day and my mood. Some days I don't have a minute to waste. Other days, it seems that all I can manage is email and phone calls. On a typical day, I probably spend about 30 minutes goofing off in some way. Usually phone calls with friends. Laura, 36
Lowell, MA USA Since I'm a student, I'll just pretend you're asking about school work. I check my email, go to the bathroom, eat a snack, check my email, check the weather, check my email, and go to the bathroom before I can even turn the TV on to watch a half hour before starting my work. Eric, 19
Beverly Hills, CA USA Well, I check out my pro wrestling web sites at work...however, it does not affect my production at work. I defy you to find anybody at work who says I am slacking of...go ahead, try...come one...I'm waiting. Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown As much as possible, baby. It's not even work now. Derya Well, lets see. I get to work at around 9:15 every morning but I check my e-mail, fax machine, and voice mail first. This will give you an idea. It's currently 11am and I'm still checking and responding to personal e-mails. I waste alot of time at work as my job is very slow and especially during the holiday season. So I'd say out of an entire day, I waste about 8 hours of actual work day.
Actually at work...not much. Once I get home...too much!
Usually the first half hour is setting up , combing my hair, logging into my email, talking to fellow co-workers and another half hour to get settled in after lunch. Then there is the 3 o'clock trip to Dunkin Donuts to partake in the magic elixir of life.
PattyI don't usually waste anytime at work if I have work to do if it's slow I probably waste a couple of hours a day. Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs, CO USA hardly any mothmc, 37
Los Angeles, CA USA