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2011-08-16 11:41:15 PM
FTFA: "the more mindless the surfing, the better"

So, what is the researcher's Fark handle?
 
2011-08-17 12:34:44 AM
Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.
 
2011-08-17 12:35:37 AM

gwydion56: FTFA: "the more mindless the surfing, the better"

So, what is the researcher's Fark handle?


So this is what the modmins do when they're supposed to be reading headlines and checking links!!
 
2011-08-17 12:35:43 AM
Unlikely.
 
2011-08-17 12:37:14 AM
But pop-overs begging you to follow on Facebook do NOT help with cyber-loafing.

/I'm cyber-loafing as I type this.
 
2011-08-17 12:44:21 AM
lol, nope
 
2011-08-17 12:44:53 AM
"the second was told to go bundle sticks"

WTF?
 
2011-08-17 12:44:55 AM
Well not everyone has an office. I enjoy not having one and I don't have a boss looking over my shoulder. I can view the ocean while I work at times. So keep your office. I will enjoy not having one.
 
2011-08-17 12:47:16 AM
Huffington Post? Some people think this is a credible site.
 
2011-08-17 12:50:16 AM
Wait, isn't cyberloafing a sexual euphemism?
 
zez
2011-08-17 12:52:53 AM

FarkinFarker: "the second was told to go bundle sticks"

WTF?


3.bp.blogspot.com

/for when the levee breaks
 
2011-08-17 12:53:04 AM
The second group had to go bundle sticks. WTF?? Is this like jacks?
If it were Thi sticks I would'nt even make it back in the door.
 
2011-08-17 12:53:40 AM
Make me, or my work better. Maybe if I worked for fark...
 
2011-08-17 12:56:25 AM
You are a better worker when you work in silence.
 
2011-08-17 12:56:48 AM
Or perhaps more intelligent workers keep an eye on Fark and still do a better day's work.
 
2011-08-17 12:57:19 AM

Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.


i am at work right now and going to go smoke now. good idea!
 
2011-08-17 12:58:15 AM

zez: FarkinFarker: "the second was told to go bundle sticks"

WTF?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 384x384]

/for when the levee breaks


In before me. It is Thi sticks. Saw them in '69. Far out and tripp'n concert.
 
2011-08-17 01:03:09 AM

Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.


That's a great point.
 
2011-08-17 01:05:33 AM
That's only true if your "work" is research into how people waste time on the Internets.
 
2011-08-17 01:20:36 AM

Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.


Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn
 
2011-08-17 01:21:45 AM

The Asshole Guy: I can view the ocean while I work at times.


us.cdn3.123rf.com

Sounds nice.
 
2011-08-17 01:25:49 AM

bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn


Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?
 
2011-08-17 01:37:02 AM

libranoelrose: bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn

Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?


have fun complaining to management. they won't give you a break, they will just restrict the smoke breaks. if you like bringing people down, well i guess that would be your thing. not the greatest co worker though.

seen it happen at every place i go. i bet if you got up from you desk and walked around outside they wouldn't care.

not saying you don't have a point, but it never solves anything.
 
2011-08-17 01:37:18 AM
A little down time to break up tasks or just allow you to collect your thoughts and muse over things is a good thing.

Of course you're not paid to do that, but well, the boss gets better results that way so he can deal. Unless he'd prefer constant working but shiattier work. Its really his choice, I guess.
 
2011-08-17 01:45:40 AM
In related news: researchers have found that cyberloafing on the Fark Politics tab makes workers want to take the entire office hostage.
 
2011-08-17 01:47:47 AM

R.P.M.: libranoelrose: bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn

Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?

have fun complaining to management. they won't give you a break, they will just restrict the smoke breaks. if you like bringing people down, well i guess that would be your thing. not the greatest co worker though.

seen it happen at every place i go. i bet if you got up from you desk and walked around outside they wouldn't care.

not saying you don't have a point, but it never solves anything.


Yup, pretty much.

I got fed up with people taking long smoke breaks while I was stuck working. I eventually bought a pack of cigarettes. I'd take my book outside, lit a cigarette, stick in the gap in the picnic table, the smoldering end up, and use it as a timer for when to go back in. Once a manager saw me, they restricted everyone to two smoke breaks a day. A bunch of people (who were used to 5 or 6 breaks) were pissed.

On the other hand, they were assholes, so I was happy to see them miserable.
 
2011-08-17 01:49:20 AM

R.P.M.: libranoelrose: bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn

Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?

have fun complaining to management. they won't give you a break, they will just restrict the smoke breaks. if you like bringing people down, well i guess that would be your thing. not the greatest co worker though.

seen it happen at every place i go. i bet if you got up from you desk and walked around outside they wouldn't care.

not saying you don't have a point, but it never solves anything.


Hmm...

Thought I was trolling trolls, but since you gave me what seems to be a sincere answer I'll just blurt out what I was really meaning to say.

I'd guess that those assholes that are allowed 20 minute breaks every hour are getting more done in 40 minutes, than the assholes that take a 5 minute break do in 2 hours.

/smoker, last job I worked at we got 10 minutes every 2 hours
 
2011-08-17 01:59:29 AM
www.likecool.com
 
2011-08-17 02:00:12 AM
I'm at work right now, so I'm getting a kick.

if I had to work nights without internet access, I'd fall asleep from boredom. even though it's filtered, it's nice having some way to catch up on all the sh*t you missed while you were sleeping during the day.

even if they did block it completely, I would probably just bring in my laptop. the public wireless is also filtered, but less so.
 
2011-08-17 02:02:07 AM

wedding vegetables: I'm at work right now, so I'm getting a kick.

if I had to work nights without internet access, I'd fall asleep from boredom. even though it's filtered, it's nice having some way to catch up on all the sh*t you missed while you were sleeping during the day.

even if they did block it completely, I would probably just bring in my laptop. the public wireless is also filtered, but less so.


This is one of the reasons I enjoy working the late night shift at a university library...
 
2011-08-17 02:02:49 AM

libranoelrose: bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn

Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?


out of sight, out of mind.
 
2011-08-17 02:24:26 AM
how nice, he's taking a break to watch some poor injured bloke get robbed in London
fta:
i.huffpost.com
 
2011-08-17 02:37:37 AM

libranoelrose: R.P.M.: libranoelrose: bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn

Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?

have fun complaining to management. they won't give you a break, they will just restrict the smoke breaks. if you like bringing people down, well i guess that would be your thing. not the greatest co worker though.

seen it happen at every place i go. i bet if you got up from you desk and walked around outside they wouldn't care.

not saying you don't have a point, but it never solves anything.

Hmm...

Thought I was trolling trolls, but since you gave me what seems to be a sincere answer I'll just blurt out what I was really meaning to say.

I'd guess that those assholes that are allowed 20 minute breaks every hour are getting more done in 40 minutes, than the assholes that take a 5 minute break do in 2 hours.

/smoker, last job I worked at we got 10 minutes every 2 hours


crap! sorry about that. i suck at trolling and troller-trolling(?). i'm a smoker too, and have seen all the people throwing glass stones. i never would rat or complain that a coworker surfs all day long on the net. if his or her production is good, then management usually doesn't care.

it generally seems that people that complain about other people taking "too long of a break" are the ones getting attention because they aren't performing. that's the only time i ever got mentioned for my smoke breaks (and they were right, i wasn't doing well).

sorry for blowing your cover. next smokes on me. also RatMaster999 that was an awesome idea. you should have gotten a raise.
 
2011-08-17 03:05:45 AM

Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.


Currently in the smoke area, surfing on my phone.
 
2011-08-17 03:11:25 AM
Actually my workplace is pretty cool with letting us go online. Not sure if it truly makes me more productive, but I'm not thinking about outside activities when I return to my workstation.
 
2011-08-17 03:12:58 AM

R.P.M.: also RatMaster999 that was an awesome idea. you should have gotten a raise


Thanks. What I should've gotten the raise for was getting the work done that had been left by the people out smoking. Oh well, I'm no longer there, and I like my current job much better. Nobody smokes, but nobody's complained about my fark breaks, nor I about their CuteOverload breaks.
 
2011-08-17 03:15:11 AM

quisph: You are a better worker when you work in silence.


no wonder i can't get a position with my degree in 'whistle while you work'
 
2011-08-17 03:19:15 AM
So, you mean by gettin' in some research while you s'posed to be researchin' can get researchy?

Yo dawg, I neva though a dat

i253.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-17 03:52:32 AM
I'm apparently the best worker ever then
 
2011-08-17 04:13:24 AM
Reading Foobies at work makes you a harder worker.
 
2011-08-17 04:17:47 AM

R.P.M.: libranoelrose: R.P.M.: libranoelrose: bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn

Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?

have fun complaining to management. they won't give you a break, they will just restrict the smoke breaks. if you like bringing people down, well i guess that would be your thing. not the greatest co worker though.

seen it happen at every place i go. i bet if you got up from you desk and walked around outside they wouldn't care.

not saying you don't have a point, but it never solves anything.

Hmm...

Thought I was trolling trolls, but since you gave me what seems to be a sincere answer I'll just blurt out what I was really meaning to say.

I'd guess that those assholes that are allowed 20 minute breaks every hour are getting more done in 40 minutes, than the assholes that take a 5 minute break do in 2 hours.

/smoker, last job I worked at we got 10 minutes every 2 hours

crap! sorry about that. i suck at trolling and troller-trolling(?). i'm a smoker too, and have seen all the people throwing glass stones. i never would rat or complain that a coworker surfs all day long on the net. if his or her production is good, then management usually doesn't care.

it generally seems that people that complain about other people taking "too long of a break" are the ones getting attention because they aren't performing. that's the only time i ever got mentioned for my smoke breaks (and they were right, i wasn't doing well).

sorry for blowing your cover. next smokes on me. also RatMaster999 that was an awesome idea. you should have gotten a raise.


i don't accept your crap apology
 
2011-08-17 04:30:11 AM
"Obvious"? More like, "Unlikely".

/was fired from two jobs for not getting her work done. >.
 
2011-08-17 04:34:26 AM
I pretty much mainline Fark and caffeine at work...and I just got promoted. Thanks everyone!
 
2011-08-17 04:36:01 AM
There are many types of workplace slacking, smokers are an obvious target.

I'm in a white collar job, but we still clock in and out for smoke breaks, which works well, since it gives the clean air nazis less to whine about. Nobody cares how many breaks I have providing I'm doing my hours.

Now if only we could make people swipe out for the 20 minute conversations they have with Nancy from accounts on how little Johnny is doing with his first tooth :)

I agree with the article, in certain types of job, the odd bit of slacking can be productive. Banging head on wall about an issue. Go away and do something inane/surf/natter/smoke for 10 minutes. Come back, and hey, the solution pops into your head.
 
2011-08-17 04:57:29 AM

fusillade762: cyberloafing


That's the geyest term ever and whoever thought of it aughta hang their head.

Gey 1980s term: cyber + snapping a loaf = G. E. Y.

Q. E. D.
 
2011-08-17 05:05:33 AM

Leskay: fusillade762: cyberloafing

That's the geyest term ever and whoever thought of it aughta hang their head.

Gey 1980s term: cyber + snapping a loaf = G. E. Y.

Q. E. D.


Me thinks Leskay doth equate too much.

/he's soooo cute when he does that!
 
2011-08-17 05:11:29 AM
As someone who takes it to an unreasonable extreme I can tell you I sometimes secretly wish the internet would be banned at work so I could get more work done... but since I'm the IT guy i'm never going to ban fark. I'm stuck doing 10 minutes of work a day. Plus i'm too busy reading the internets to go through all that hassle... of clicking buttons... I'm the king of slacking off, woo.

Regarding the smoking thing people mentioned, it must be different between bosses and employers because I can tell you that as a smoker a 4 minute break every 2 hours was still severely frowned upon (of course they didn't know about my farking), but I've quit now anyway... Hmm, I just realised, my slacking off online and farking during work has actually skyrocketed since I quit smoking.

Smoking breaks were making me a better worker :(
 
2011-08-17 05:33:26 AM
If they give smokers longer breaks, why not take up "smoking" As an excuse to go outside once an hour?
 
2011-08-17 05:37:50 AM
CSB time:

Years ago while working in an operations center our connection went down. When we had it close to fixed they asked me to start randomly typing web addresses to check things. Of course it had to be somewhere I'd never been before to ensure it wasn't just cached. At one point, after doing this for a while and running out of ideas for URLs I just typed "www.blowme.com". After I finished closing pop-ups in a panic I realized I was gonna have some 'splainin' to do to the IT guys.

And that was how I discovered Fark :)

/csb
 
2011-08-17 05:47:32 AM

fusillade762: CSB time:

Years ago while working in an operations center our connection went down. When we had it close to fixed they asked me to start randomly typing web addresses to check things. Of course it had to be somewhere I'd never been before to ensure it wasn't just cached. At one point, after doing this for a while and running out of ideas for URLs I just typed "www.blowme.com". After I finished closing pop-ups in a panic I realized I was gonna have some 'splainin' to do to the IT guys.

And that was how I discovered Fark :)

/csb

.
.
you need to join a few more dots, sizzlechest

once I had a stupid logon password and had to say it out loud to the Vietnamese IT guy so I tried to disguise it with the clever use of pauses. to wit:

B-U
T-T-S-L
A-M

Vietnamese guy immediately starts laughing
 
2011-08-17 05:52:51 AM

Sleazy_as_Pie: If they give smokers longer breaks, why not take up "smoking" As an excuse to go outside once an hour?


www.dilbert.com


/ hot like a cigarette
 
2011-08-17 06:49:26 AM

chrylis: Sleazy_as_Pie: If they give smokers longer breaks, why not take up "smoking" As an excuse to go outside once an hour?

www.dilbert.com[www.dilbert.com image 560x172]


/ hot like a cigarette


See, that's funny, because I actually did work with a witch who was my motivation for quitting.

/1994
 
2011-08-17 07:01:36 AM
Fark may be an occasional distraction for some...Everyone knows there are people on here for several hours a day during work. I have never ever been one of those people...ever.
 
2011-08-17 07:18:16 AM

bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn


For one thing, they are forced to go outside by wimps whining about "secondhand smoke".

Another point I might make is the a lot of bid'ness gets done in the smoking area. When I used to smoke, and no one else was around, I spent the time thinking about what I was working on and planning next steps. What else was I going to do? We don't have porn in our smoking area.

And, when other people are around, the smoking area is a great place for networking and information exchange. This is because it is the only place at work where everyone is on an equal footing. You can talk to a VP and the building maintenance guy at the same time.

This is great since you can find out what is really happening behind the scenes and get a heads up about where things are going with your company. This can help with career moves and staying ahead of the game in general. Sometimes the VP has useful information as well.

Finally, despite the propaganda, smokers are actually healthier than non-smokers which makes them more productive. While the "Waaah, I'm afraid of cancer" weenies huddle in their climate controlled cubes sneezing on each other and taking three days off every time they get a cold, smokers are out in the heat, cold and rain being toughened by the elements and getting away from the plague of weeniebourne pathogens. Thus they form the backbone of any company by being the people who show up everyday. A little coughing does not faze them.
 
2011-08-17 07:28:02 AM
NEWSFLASH! Micromanagerial dipshiats negatively impact productivity! Herp-a-derp!
 
2011-08-17 07:40:03 AM
Newsflash - People will work harder for you if you treat them like human beings.
 
2011-08-17 07:56:45 AM

footshot: Now if only we could make people swipe out for the 20 minute conversations they have with Nancy from accounts on how little Johnny is doing with his first tooth :)


THIS.

If my coworkers frown on my nicotine breaks because they're concerned about my health, more power to 'em.

If they believe I'm slacking, yet they persist in having those half-hour hallway conversations about Aunt Stella's vaginal rash, fark 'em.

/I think about work issues while I smoke
//But I'm weird that way
 
2011-08-17 08:38:49 AM

bobadobalina: Finally, despite the propaganda, smokers are actually healthier than non-smokers which makes them more productive. While the "Waaah, I'm afraid of cancer" weenies huddle in their climate controlled cubes sneezing on each other and taking three days off every time they get a cold, smokers are out in the heat, cold and rain being toughened by the elements and getting away from the plague of weeniebourne pathogens. Thus they form the backbone of any company by being the people who show up everyday. A little coughing does not faze them.


geekpropaganda.net

Bravo.
 
2011-08-17 08:46:51 AM

Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.


No kidding, wish they'd just allow smoking in the office again so those damn freeloaders will get to work.
 
2011-08-17 09:07:12 AM
shenanigans!

/I call it
 
2011-08-17 09:40:49 AM
The brain works different from the body.

I get paid to use my brain for a living, as do many others.

When thinking about a problem, you sometimes get overwhelmed.
It is like your brain can't see the forest through the trees. The fog of war, etc...
That's when its time to step back, let go.

Even if you're physically not looking at the work, or even thinking about it with intent,
your brain is still thinking about it...just at a different level, in the background.

My brain doesn't turn off on something just because I've walked away or its off hours.
Hell, I get some of my best ideas driving home from work.

Most bosses and authority figure still don't have trust.
They think if you're not THERE, and DOING, you're not working.
However, most quality employees will continue even if not. They're interested in solving problems.
Most employees are punished due to the few bad ones.

SLOWLY, the world is changing.
More and more companies and bosses are taking a Results Oriented mind-set.
More and more companies are allowing telework.
(hell, the amount of projects I could do globally would be huge if they didn't require onsite work)

Let's hope the old-school way fades...
 
2011-08-17 09:52:29 AM
I would go nuts at my job if I didn't go on Fark or surf the web a bit. They finally unblocked YouTube, so that's another thing I can do. There's just times in the day or the year that there's not a lot to do. I have to space out my work or I would probably go postal.
 
2011-08-17 10:05:30 AM

Duke Skymocker: Or perhaps more intelligent workers keep an eye on Fark and still do a better day's work.


LMAO! Have you actually read some of the threads here? :P
 
2011-08-17 10:12:01 AM

wedding vegetables: I'm at work right now, so I'm getting a kick.

if I had to work nights without internet access, I'd fall asleep from boredom. even though it's filtered, it's nice having some way to catch up on all the sh*t you missed while you were sleeping during the day.

even if they did block it completely, I would probably just bring in my laptop. the public wireless is also filtered, but less so.


protip: proxy
 
2011-08-17 10:18:56 AM

footshot: There are many types of workplace slacking, smokers are an obvious target.

I'm in a white collar job, but we still clock in and out for smoke breaks, which works well, since it gives the clean air nazis less to whine about. Nobody cares how many breaks I have providing I'm doing my hours.

Now if only we could make people swipe out for the 20 minute conversations they have with Nancy from accounts on how little Johnny is doing with his first tooth :)

I agree with the article, in certain types of job, the odd bit of slacking can be productive. Banging head on wall about an issue. Go away and do something inane/surf/natter/smoke for 10 minutes. Come back, and hey, the solution pops into your head.


dude, that's far to reasonable for Fark... what are you doing here?
 
2011-08-17 10:19:44 AM

sweet-daddy-2: zez: FarkinFarker: "the second was told to go bundle sticks"

WTF?


NTTAWWT (new window)
 
2011-08-17 10:20:16 AM

Sumatra: Leskay: fusillade762: cyberloafing

That's the geyest term ever and whoever thought of it aughta hang their head.

Gey 1980s term: cyber + snapping a loaf = G. E. Y.

Q. E. D.

Me thinks Leskay doth equate too much.

/he's soooo cute when he does that!


The more one protests about a thing, the more likely they are to identify with that thing... :)
 
2011-08-17 10:22:44 AM

Slaxl: As someone who takes it to an unreasonable extreme I can tell you I sometimes secretly wish the internet would be banned at work so I could get more work done... but since I'm the IT guy i'm never going to ban fark. I'm stuck doing 10 minutes of work a day. Plus i'm too busy reading the internets to go through all that hassle... of clicking buttons... I'm the king of slacking off, woo.

Regarding the smoking thing people mentioned, it must be different between bosses and employers because I can tell you that as a smoker a 4 minute break every 2 hours was still severely frowned upon (of course they didn't know about my farking), but I've quit now anyway... Hmm, I just realised, my slacking off online and farking during work has actually skyrocketed since I quit smoking.

Smoking breaks were making me a better worker :(


I used to have the cushiest job in the known universe... I worked the graveyard shift for a commercial ISP. All I would do all night long is surf the internet, and monitor for intrusions, and let customers into the colo if needed... kidneys failed, that all went away, but it was sweet while it lasted :)
 
2011-08-17 10:24:10 AM

Tyee: Huffington Post? Some people think this is a credible site.


Arianna didn't do all the research herself, y'know.
 
2011-08-17 10:27:58 AM
Man I would not want to surf the web at work. That's just asking' for somebody to audit your internet use and fire you. Also it can give somebody way to much knowledge on what your likes and dislikes are...

/ssh tunnel
//vnc on the home machine
///ahhhhhhh
 
2011-08-17 10:33:21 AM

hoho19: Man I would not want to surf the web at work. That's just asking' for somebody to audit your internet use and fire you. Also it can give somebody way to much knowledge on what your likes and dislikes are...

/ssh tunnel
//vnc on the home machine
///ahhhhhhh


/work for local ISP

:P
 
2011-08-17 10:44:33 AM

d3bug: hoho19: Man I would not want to surf the web at work. That's just asking' for somebody to audit your internet use and fire you. Also it can give somebody way to much knowledge on what your likes and dislikes are...

/ssh tunnel
//vnc on the home machine
///ahhhhhhh

/work for local ISP

:P


I'm sure that the CIA or the NSA also has a file on me....
I'm sure that my bikers wearing diapers chasing nurses dressed like Smurfs fetish doesn't concern them much.
 
2011-08-17 11:02:56 AM
If I didn't have Fark to help me unwind I probably would have punched my boss in the face by now.
 
2011-08-17 11:18:27 AM
I FARK all day. Gotta have dumb stuff to joke upon between Ozzy and Skynyrd.

/radio guy
//wonders why co-workers pay for prep services
 
2011-08-17 11:47:45 AM

Sleazy_as_Pie: If they give smokers longer breaks, why not take up "smoking" As an excuse to go outside once an hour?


Several summers ago, I would bring a book to work, primarily for use during my 90 minute public transit commute, but also to read outside when I brought lunch or got something quick at the deli a block away. I justified my extra reading time with the fact that I wasn't taking 3-4 group smoke breaks a day. And the fact that I was a great organizer who got paid jack.
 
2011-08-17 12:54:11 PM
I feel a little less guilty now.
 
2011-08-17 01:24:59 PM
Since I work at home I have a lot of freedom when it comes to working. I find that having Netflix playing in the background actually improves my workmanship. It has to be playing something that I'm familiar with or have seen before like Star Trek or Office Space or some movie with good lines. I feel that it allows me to concentrate better on the work and affords me mini breaks where I can watch an action sequence or funny scene. I find that that I generally work 7-7.5 hours where as when I sat in a cubicle I would probably only get in 4-5 hours because chatty cathy would walk by my office and want to chat about my daughter or just a lack of visually stimulating scenery would make my brain just stare off into space.
 
2011-08-17 01:45:41 PM

hoho19: Since I work at home I have a lot of freedom when it comes to working. I find that having Netflix playing in the background actually improves my workmanship. It has to be playing something that I'm familiar with or have seen before like Star Trek or Office Space or some movie with good lines. I feel that it allows me to concentrate better on the work and affords me mini breaks where I can watch an action sequence or funny scene. I find that that I generally work 7-7.5 hours where as when I sat in a cubicle I would probably only get in 4-5 hours because chatty cathy would walk by my office and want to chat about my daughter or just a lack of visually stimulating scenery would make my brain just stare off into space.


Same thing here. I work at home (corporate graphic design), and I work way, way more hours now that I'm at home, doing the same job I did in the office (8 years in the office, 5 years at home now). Need to have music (familiar music, nothing new. 70's rock FTW) playing or sometimes TV (something that kind of drones on on the background, like Star Trek or Modern Marvels or How its Made) to concentrate. Get up and take the dogs for walks during the day. Do some laundry. Make a nice lunch. Play guitar for 15 minutes. If nothing is occupying my extra brain space not needed for work, I get bored and distracted.

/husband also works at home
//nooners!!
 
2011-08-17 02:23:31 PM

MissMechante: hoho19: Since I work at home I have a lot of freedom when it comes to working. I find that having Netflix playing in the background actually improves my workmanship. It has to be playing something that I'm familiar with or have seen before like Star Trek or Office Space or some movie with good lines. I feel that it allows me to concentrate better on the work and affords me mini breaks where I can watch an action sequence or funny scene. I find that that I generally work 7-7.5 hours where as when I sat in a cubicle I would probably only get in 4-5 hours because chatty cathy would walk by my office and want to chat about my daughter or just a lack of visually stimulating scenery would make my brain just stare off into space.

Same thing here. I work at home (corporate graphic design), and I work way, way more hours now that I'm at home, doing the same job I did in the office (8 years in the office, 5 years at home now). Need to have music (familiar music, nothing new. 70's rock FTW) playing or sometimes TV (something that kind of drones on on the background, like Star Trek or Modern Marvels or How its Made) to concentrate. Get up and take the dogs for walks during the day. Do some laundry. Make a nice lunch. Play guitar for 15 minutes. If nothing is occupying my extra brain space not needed for work, I get bored and distracted.

/husband also works at home
//nooners!!


Though I took a 8% pay cut the benefits out weigh that 10 fold. No more 2 hour commute, I can watch the little one and let my wife run errands, I can move the hose around the yard to water the garden. So much better i think. It's hard though to not spend all day in my pjs.
 
2011-08-17 02:34:11 PM

libranoelrose: bhcompy: Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.

Have assholes that do that for 20 minutes every hour in my dept. I get a dirty look if I take a 5 minute break at my desk, they go outside and no one even gives a damn

Why are some people allowed to take those long breaks, yet others aren't?


Because their bosses are smokers, too.
 
2011-08-17 05:06:03 PM

d3bug: protip: proxy


eh. I don't feel like I need to have unfettered access enough to risk it. it's a shared computer, in an open space, so if someone notices I'm on a site that they usually can't get to, I don't want to have to explain it.

I've used a proxy when I'm on my laptop on their network, though.
 
2011-08-17 06:02:13 PM

Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.


Smokers are addicts. Addiction is a disease. Why do you hate the ill?
 
2011-08-17 07:15:26 PM
I call it "self-medication".

Works better than anti-psychotics, but not as well as a vacation or a "mental health day", especially if you are paid for sick time or "personal days".

Of course, you have to watch your e-mails and other demands so that you don't pass from productive goofing off (such as reading industry news) to wasteful goofing off. Goofers have to watch the clock more carefully than goofballs. Stupid people are wasting their time even when they are working, or especially when they're working. Smart and responsible people deserve some lee-way. These are the goof-offs who pay.
 
2011-08-17 08:37:55 PM

hoho19: I'm sure that the CIA or the NSA also has a file on me....
I'm sure that my bikers wearing diapers chasing nurses dressed like Smurfs fetish doesn't concern them much.


I just read that in the voice I was using to read Fox in Socks to my 2 year old a little bit ago.

Awesome
 
2011-08-18 03:09:16 AM

libranoelrose: i don't accept your crap apology


was going to post a "how rude" from full house, but GIS were creepy. i still say i am sorry.
 
2011-08-18 09:30:07 AM

Chevello: hoho19: I'm sure that the CIA or the NSA also has a file on me....
I'm sure that my bikers wearing diapers chasing nurses dressed like Smurfs fetish doesn't concern them much.

I just read that in the voice I was using to read Fox in Socks to my 2 year old a little bit ago.

Awesome


It's a line from a song by Da Vinci's Notebook. Awesome group.
 
2011-08-18 06:52:12 PM

R.P.M.: libranoelrose: i don't accept your crap apology

was going to post a "how rude" from full house, but GIS were creepy. i still say i am sorry.


I originally read your comment as me being an actual troll, reading it again it seems you were sincere. I suck at telling what people mean online, apology accepted.
 
2011-08-18 07:50:13 PM

Begoggle: Especially those of us who don't take a 10 minute "smoke break" every hour.


Why is smoke break in quotes? You sound like you'd be horrible to work with.

/non-smoker
 
2011-08-18 11:52:22 PM

libranoelrose: R.P.M.: libranoelrose: i don't accept your crap apology

was going to post a "how rude" from full house, but GIS were creepy. i still say i am sorry.

I originally read your comment as me being an actual troll, reading it again it seems you were sincere. I suck at telling what people mean online, apology accepted.


No worries, i totally understand. for the record, i would don't see much of a point to trolling and it seems like a lot of work.

Insomnambulant
i think the quotes were to imply that they weren't smoking. burn the fake smokers! i kid of course.
 
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