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(Business News Daily)   I was told that I could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven, I told Bill that if Sandra is going to listen to her headphones while she's filing then I should be able to listen to the radio while I'm collating   (businessnewsdaily.com) divider line 33
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2012-06-26 08:46:32 AM  
11. Posting on Fark 8 hours a day.
 
2012-06-26 08:52:58 AM  
12. Fapping
 
2012-06-26 09:14:10 AM  
13. getting it on in the janitor closet.
 
2012-06-26 09:29:22 AM  
14. drinking
15. personal laundry (not available in all locations)
 
2012-06-26 10:56:08 AM  
16. Charging electric gubbins for free
 
2012-06-26 10:56:35 AM  
listening to music at work is a "personal" thing that I shouldn't be doing? How else do you expect me to concentrate when you place me in the middle of 40 other staff doing their jobs as well? fark you Ned Smith. Stuff your article.
 
2012-06-26 10:59:50 AM  
Chatting with colleagues

God forbid you build some sort of relationship with your co-workers that makes your job easier.
 
2012-06-26 11:03:43 AM  

gingerjet: Chatting with colleagues

God forbid you build some sort of relationship with your co-workers that makes your job easier.


Apparently taking a coffee break is bad too. Apparently I should just stare at my computer for 8 hours.
 
2012-06-26 11:06:08 AM  
I listen to music in my cubicle all the time. It helps me concentrate so unless I'm working with a client, I'll have at least one of my ear buds in. I try not to chat with colleagues though, I don't care about their politics or weird religious beliefs. Oh yeah and I post on Fark all day.

11. Do not talk about religion or politics with coworkers. No one cares that you think Obama is a socialist or that you think god hates you if you eat pork.
//mmmmmm, bacon
 
2012-06-26 11:08:20 AM  
FTFA: A large number of tasks that may have been considered taboo in the past are now seen by many as acceptable practices at work today, a new study shows....

Then, from the Farking Web Page (FTFWP?) just a few pixels below: 7 Ways to Improve Your Work-Life Balance, 8 Ways Your Job May be Killing You, and 7 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job

Well, which it? Want your employees happy and productive? Give them some accountable flexibility. Otherwise, STFU and get crap production and a reluctance to do work that "exceeds expectations."

/Seriously, going through this now at my own office.
//HR Dept is failing miserably.
///Don't cry in front of a group of MBAs; we are nourished and strengthened by your tears.
////Yeah, yeah, yeah...MBAs are useless...
 
2012-06-26 11:09:51 AM  
I'm charging my phone, listening to music, messing around on Fark and regularly gong to get more coffee while I wait for my craputer to convert a misbehaving 3D solid into something useful so I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2012-06-26 11:15:08 AM  
That has to be the dumbest top 10 list on the internet to date.
 
2012-06-26 11:23:46 AM  

abhorrent1: That has to be the dumbest top 10 list on the internet to date.


or definitely in the top 10 dumbest top 10 lists on the internet to date
 
2012-06-26 11:57:19 AM  
Being a human being at work is just like stealing from the company.
 
2012-06-26 12:03:28 PM  
fark this guy. Let's go to Chotchkie's.
 
2012-06-26 12:32:10 PM  
Let me spell out my day for you.

Come in to work 15 minutes late, becase potty training 2 year old shiat on everything at home.
Take off crocs, put on business shoes
Get cup of coffee and hot water for oatmeal
Read e-mails from previous evening while eating the aforementioned breakfast
Stare at computer
Plan to respond to 5 of the 50 emails
Go to meeting
Heat lunch in microwave
Eat lunch in front of computer (Farking)(Reading up on the morning's emails)
Respond to the emails
Go to lab and do real work
Stop real work
Get a cup of coffee
go to meetings where coffee is drunk
Take off work shoes and get into crocs
Drive home 1:15 minutes late because there was a time sensitive report I had to prepare.

You want to be a stickler for personal time spent at work? Then I'm going to be a stickler for home time spent at work. I'll get to work 15 minutes earlier and you can take your report and wait for it until tomorrow. Oh? You don't like the deal now, do you?
 
2012-06-26 01:26:42 PM  

hamiltonjdavid: fark this guy. Let's go to Chotchkie's.


static.rateyourmusic.com
"Hey! Look who's back!"
 
2012-06-26 01:54:04 PM  
1) get to work at 7:15
2) look at fark while eating oatmeal and drinking coffee
3) wait for co-workers arrive at 9am
4) ...
5) lunch at noon
6) ...
7) take care of some .js and css bugs from 3pm until 4pm
8) ...
9) leave work at 5pm

I do this 4 days a week. it's pretty sweet!


("..." == " waste time at fark")
 
2012-06-26 02:11:29 PM  

Grapple: listening to music at work is a "personal" thing that I shouldn't be doing? How else do you expect me to concentrate when you place me in the middle of 40 other staff doing their jobs as well? fark you Ned Smith. Stuff your article.


Who said that you shouldn't be doing it? The article kind of makes the opposite point, particularly when it says: This new latitude toward employee time management is less a new measure of employer largesse than it is an acknowledgement of how the adoption of mobile technology has made work become "a thing that you do" rather than "a place that you go," Mozy said.
 
2012-06-26 04:18:19 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I'm charging my phone, listening to music, messing around on Fark and regularly gong to get more coffee while I wait for my craputer to convert a misbehaving 3D solid into something useful so I'm getting a kick out of this.


But are the squirrels married?
 
2012-06-26 04:32:43 PM  
I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.
 
2012-06-26 04:51:48 PM  

meanmutton: Grapple: listening to music at work is a "personal" thing that I shouldn't be doing? How else do you expect me to concentrate when you place me in the middle of 40 other staff doing their jobs as well? fark you Ned Smith. Stuff your article.

Who said that you shouldn't be doing it? The article kind of makes the opposite point, particularly when it says: This new latitude toward employee time management is less a new measure of employer largesse than it is an acknowledgement of how the adoption of mobile technology has made work become "a thing that you do" rather than "a place that you go," Mozy said.


Going to the dentist during the dentist's business hours is largesse? Hardly.
 
2012-06-26 07:45:08 PM  
When I used to work for others, sometimes when I was tired, I used to go into a toilet stall, rest my head on the paper dispenser and take a short nap. Of course, it was a less than ideal place to snooze when some guy in the next stall was dropping a log.

Now that I'm self-employed, I have a sofa in my file storage room. So damn nice to be able to take naps without worrying whether it will be a career-limiting move. Also, my wife is my office manager so we occassionally use the sofa at the same time.
 
2012-06-26 08:08:48 PM  
Psychopaths like this necessitate unions.
 
2012-06-26 08:35:34 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I'm charging my phone, listening to music, messing around on Fark and regularly gong to get more coffee while I wait for my craputer to convert a misbehaving 3D solid into something useful so I'm getting a kick out of this.


This. If it takes 20 minutes to run a test, don't get annoyed when I'm checking my email while the test is running.

/Also, if you're paying me and all my buddies $30/hour plus bennies, and getting a new server sends that test down to 10 minutes, at what point do you break even?
 
2012-06-26 09:03:19 PM  

meyerkev: Smeggy Smurf: I'm charging my phone, listening to music, messing around on Fark and regularly gong to get more coffee while I wait for my craputer to convert a misbehaving 3D solid into something useful so I'm getting a kick out of this.

This. If it takes 20 minutes to run a test, don't get annoyed when I'm checking my email while the test is running.

/Also, if you're paying me and all my buddies $30/hour plus bennies, and getting a new server sends that test down to 10 minutes, at what point do you break even?


You break even every day that the new server works better than the last one.

/there's always enough time and budget to do it right the 2nd time
 
2012-06-26 10:23:14 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: meyerkev: Smeggy Smurf: I'm charging my phone, listening to music, messing around on Fark and regularly gong to get more coffee while I wait for my craputer to convert a misbehaving 3D solid into something useful so I'm getting a kick out of this.

This. If it takes 20 minutes to run a test, don't get annoyed when I'm checking my email while the test is running.

/Also, if you're paying me and all my buddies $30/hour plus bennies, and getting a new server sends that test down to 10 minutes, at what point do you break even?

You break even every day that the new server works better than the last one.

/there's always enough time and budget to do it right the 2nd time


To be entirely fair, they did do it right the first time. It's just that with computer technology, the definition of "doing it right" or at least "doing it as best we can within the limits of current technology" changes on a daily basis.

/Write, Compile, Test. That's the cycle. The faster you make that cycle, the faster I work.
//Also, if you can get the Compile and Test types down below 60 seconds or so, I won't get bored and start doing random things on the internet and completely lose my train of thought.
 
2012-06-26 10:50:02 PM  
Here's what happened the last time I let Fark interfere with work: I was completing and testing a lot of similar circuits. I would close the tickets with a note something like "jumper laid in, circuit tests okay." I saw a headline on AOL's page and I though maybe I could do something with it on Fark, so I copied it. I closed my next ticket with the note "Quadruple amputee achieves rare feat."
 
2012-06-26 11:32:37 PM  
Hey Business News Daily, let me share something with you:

I, along with a lot of farking people in this country, can do my job between the hours of 6am and 5pm. My company doesn't give a fark when I come in, provided I have my 40 in by the end of the week. So yeah, fark you, pretty much.

/I'll go to the doctor or dentist whenever the fark I want, so fark you
 
2012-06-27 03:56:48 AM  
I work night shift in a prison. I get paid to wait for something to happen. Then, when something happens, I handle it. Then I write a report. And sometimes I fark. The only way it could be better is if they just called me at home when they needed me.

/better than swinging a hammer
 
2012-06-27 08:22:06 AM  
I do all of these things at my work, but I work for a really good boss that doesn't micro manage and cares about what I get done, not if I'm at my desk for exactly 8 hours. I'm actually motivated to do a good job and stay late to finish things up if I need to.
 
2012-06-27 10:22:34 AM  
I listen to podcasts and audiobooks at work. Paused when pondering, playing when carrying out the execution of what I've conceived. If it wouldn't be office politics sucide I'd wear earplugs to block out the slacker chatterboxs and earphones on top :) musn't offend the loudmouths thou
 
2012-06-27 06:56:30 PM  
Hey now, if we stop taking all this personal time, we might be able to keep our jobs long enough that we get to enjoy the pleasure of being let go two months before retirement so that they don't have to pay out our full benefits.
Can't we just shut up and obay our superiors like good drones? Why do we always gotta ruin their lives by trying to live ones of our own? Selfish is what it is...
 
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