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(Some Guy)   Study finds typical office worker spends 27 minutes a day emailing friends and family, sending an average of 288 messages a year, and one in 10 have sent a rude email to a supervisor by mistake   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2006-09-20 10:59:35 PM  
I telecommute, so 40% of my work day is farking around online. 40% doing house projects or going on personal errands. 15% is pretending to work. 5% is on actual work.

Heh. Do your coworkers know that? I had a job about five years ago where we could telecommute sometimes (never more than 1-2 days each week) but it was pretty much a general, unspoken understanding that nobody did any actual work when they telecommuted. Even the boss was "in" on it. One time I sort of half-asked the boss how he knew what telecommuters did, and he just said he trusted us and then he winked at me as if to say, "I know nobody does any work but I don't care."
 
2006-09-20 11:06:30 PM  
Please tell me you people are kidding that you get away with this stuff.
 
2006-09-20 11:14:46 PM  
2006-09-20 10:56:12 PMFlorida Ed

No, I am actually the person who ends up with an office full of people who are wondering where I am on days when I am busy because I actually like the majority of people I work with.

It's the small percentage I can't connect with that bug me. I'm all about team building, and that kinda requires knowing who it is you are working with.

Getting things done effectively requires co-operation, which is vastly improved through good personal relations. Don't get me wrong, I'm one of those people who are helped through the work day by having something to do. If not, I try to make others have less shiatty of a time at work.
 
2006-09-20 11:18:21 PM  
Unfortunately, it also means that I have next to no time to Fark at work. I show up occasionally though.
 
2006-09-20 11:21:05 PM  
People People......
It was a typo they mean 27 minutes per hour, not per day.
 
2006-09-20 11:27:27 PM  
All Apologies

Gotcha, I see what you're doing, and that's cool. I like the people that I work with too.

Some of them don't have any idea of the costs that interruption has on productivity for what I do (software), hence my assumption.

Cheers
 
2006-09-20 11:29:03 PM  
Of course, there is a limited amount of time when it comes to how much you can personally give of yourself. Some time has to be devoted to relationships that require time not given to anyone else.
 
2006-09-20 11:42:45 PM  
The average worker spends only 27 minutes a day doing personal E-mails? They've obviously never looked at any place where I've worked.
 
2006-09-20 11:44:06 PM  
I am one of 2 females that work at a small local ISP. The guys surf porn, play poker and WOW all day long, literally, while we 2 girls chat with each other, shop online and Fark all day. And our boss is endlessly amused by the bizarre porn being viewed. Our home internet access is free, as is our VOIP. I get paid about 20% higher than most people in a similar position. While it gets tedious sometimes, like when customers call, all in all I have it made.
 
2006-09-21 12:07:52 AM  
fark all of you that get paid money "to surf the internet", as you perceive. You are at work, that means you should be doing WORK. I knew this is what this thread would look like, because after all, this is Fark- but it still pisses me off. Especially when I know I am getting paid considerably less than most of you but work CONSIDERABLY harder. Yes I am partially bitter but mostly I just think you are all lazy assholes.
 
2006-09-21 12:26:04 AM  
I wouldn't be able to face the day knowing all I had going for me for 8 hours was to sit on my arse and surf the internet and write emails. I'd go insane without something more engaging than that.
 
2006-09-21 01:05:26 AM  
Sending email friends only takes 5 or 10 minutes, tops, from my work day.

It's writing the emails that takes up most of the time.
 
2006-09-21 01:16:39 AM  
Heh. I know someone who sent an email biatching about the boss to the boss. She doesn't work there anymore. Dummy. She was mean to me so I had a good chuckle. ...ok more than a chuckle. I'm still laughing.

/LOL
 
2006-09-21 01:34:21 AM  
...and their mothers still insist they don't call or write often enough.
 
2006-09-21 01:49:00 AM  
288 a day sounds more accurate in my case.
 
2006-09-21 02:01:57 AM  
I do what most people here do in their working hours.

/except sending rude e-mails
//does three-hour lunch
 
2006-09-21 02:08:01 AM  
www.global-air.com
 
2006-09-21 02:38:31 AM  
arghyematey: fark all of you that get paid money "to surf the internet", as you perceive. You are at work, that means you should be doing WORK. I knew this is what this thread would look like, because after all, this is Fark- but it still pisses me off. Especially when I know I am getting paid considerably less than most of you but work CONSIDERABLY harder. Yes I am partially bitter but mostly I just think you are all lazy assholes.

"Work smarter, not harder!"

media.arstechnica.com
 
2006-09-21 03:21:58 AM  
Especially when I know I am getting paid considerably less than most of you but work CONSIDERABLY harder. Yes I am partially bitter but mostly I just think you are all lazy assholes.


Working harder means nothing if the work the slackers get done is of much higher quality.

There was a study on here a couple months ago that showed that people who slacked off and managed their actual work time on their own basis turned out to be much more productive in a smaller time frame. I should really start bookmarking this stuff.
 
2006-09-21 03:27:45 AM  
arghyematey: fark all of you that get paid money "to surf the internet", as you perceive. You are at work, that means you should be doing WORK. I knew this is what this thread would look like, because after all, this is Fark- but it still pisses me off. Especially when I know I am getting paid considerably less than most of you but work CONSIDERABLY harder. Yes I am partially bitter but mostly I just think you are all lazy assholes.


Pssst.. Didn't you get the memo? Life isn't about working.
 
2006-09-21 03:48:01 AM  
What's email?
 
2006-09-21 05:20:32 AM  
I'm annoyed cause half the time I visit Fark at work, a big notice appears on the screen announcing it's been blocked for suspicion of being porn. And yes, that includes the SFW version.

/dang call centre management
 
2006-09-21 05:24:56 AM  
fark all of you that get paid money "to surf the internet", as you perceive. You are at work, that means you should be doing WORK. I knew this is what this thread would look like, because after all, this is Fark- but it still pisses me off. Especially when I know I am getting paid considerably less than most of you but work CONSIDERABLY harder.

Seriously, same here. I've worked so hard, and so much overtime, that I almost died. Literally, another month or so without treatment and I would have been dead. My body was eating itself alive trying to fight off the million and one things going wrong with it while I forced myself to focus and do my job, because I'd agreed to do it, and I take pride in honoring in honoring something like that, and performing to my best for our clients. Not because I have to, but because I believe in the quality of my output. I'm still not better, and may not be for months yet, because I don't even get two damn weekends off in a row to give my body time to heal.

Well, part of me says that. The other part wonders where the hell the IT focused people on fark are finding this kind of cushy shiat. And can I work there too, please? I haven't been able to fark on the job since I left a minimum wage position I held in uni. Seriously, fark. I don't even get a lunch break, or time to write 'one' email, let alone read fark.
 
2006-09-21 06:15:32 AM  
only 27??

I'm on about 90 min a day.

Depends what your job is. As an in-house subtitler and translator, I have the time.
 
2006-09-21 06:16:43 AM  
27 minutes a DAY to write only 288 messages a YEAR?

Are they typing with a head-dobber?
 
2006-09-21 06:52:49 AM  
To those biatching about us "lazy assholes"...

You don't *have* to work for people who expect you to be productive 100% of the day, and get pissed at you if you aren't.

That sort of job results in burnout in record time.

I currently work for one of the largest computer makers, going to enterprise client sites doing implementations. My boss told me when I began that if I am not on a client site, he doesn't care what I do, so long as I'm reachable, which I am.

When I'm at work I'm 95% business, but I only work 3-4 days per week on average. I like what I do, and take pride in my work, but I'm also respected by my leadership and well cared for. Those are some keys to job satisfaction and reducing burnout.

So if you're tired of being a slave for little pay, monster.com is your friend. Make sure you ask why the last guy left.
 
2006-09-21 08:49:24 AM  
arghyematey

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2006-09-21 09:08:33 AM  
and one in 10 have sent a rude email to a supervisor by mistake

Mistake? That was no mistake, son.
 
2006-09-21 10:39:04 AM  
theorellior: I think my farking time is much greater than my working time.

I *know* mine is.
 
2006-09-21 10:43:43 AM  
Good to know that I'm well above average.
 
2006-09-21 11:14:18 AM  
What? No Office Space quotes yet??
 
2006-09-21 12:58:28 PM  
Pastafarian, you really need to RTFT.
 
2006-09-21 12:58:34 PM  
All you folks getting indignant about the slacking of others need to realize that working yourself to death to make someone else money is FOOLISH. If you have that kind of work ethic, you really should be working for yourself, profit from your hard work. As for the others...a wise man once said "if you can't get rich, get comfortable".
 
2006-09-21 07:21:20 PM  
I forgot to mention, I can't fool around on the computer because I work outside most of the day. And yes I know killing yourself while working is not a good way to live. But- some of you ARE GETTING PAID TO WORK 7-8 HOURS A DAY, AND WORKING TWO?????? WTF?????
 
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