November 22, 2001    
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How much time do you waste at work?

None, I go to school

Melodi, 19
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.

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

Actually at work...not much. Once I get home...too much!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

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.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

12/wk

Patty

I 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

Yesterday / Tomorrow