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(WSHE Fort Lauderdale)   "Cyberloafing on the rise" according to researcher who's never had the joy of seeing his headline in green   (she1035.com) divider line 48
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2013-02-05 12:15:54 PM  
This just in:  We invented a new buzzword.
 
2013-02-05 12:20:07 PM  
Subby has never had the joy of been taught good grammar.
 
2013-02-05 12:20:42 PM  
i'm reading this at work, so i'm getting a kick...
 
2013-02-05 12:22:01 PM  
FTA: "There's a new phenomenon taking place at offices around the country, and it's called 'cyberloafing.'"


If by 'new' they mean 'ever since the Internet came into existence', then that statement is indeed accurate.
 
2013-02-05 12:22:15 PM  
I'll finish up my TPS reports in a minute, but I gotta post a really important comment in a Politics Tab thread.
 
2013-02-05 12:23:55 PM  
Your headline, I seen it....and it sucks
 
2013-02-05 12:24:11 PM  
Another legacy of Franklin Delano Loafing, our laziest president.
 
2013-02-05 12:24:28 PM  

Savage Bacon: FTA: "There's a new phenomenon taking place at offices around the country, and it's called 'cyberloafing.'"


If by 'new' they mean 'ever since the Internet came into existence', then that statement is indeed accurate.


and, as anyone who worked before the internet knows, workers have found ways to slack off since the  beginning of the invention of work.
 
2013-02-05 12:25:05 PM  
Pfft, I was cyberloafing before there were even desktop computers.

Calculator + 58008 = hilarity in 3rd grade
 
2013-02-05 12:25:32 PM  
Your work place needs one of these
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2013-02-05 12:27:07 PM  
When we really want to waste company time, we just schedule a productivity meeting.
 
2013-02-05 12:27:33 PM  
New company policy: Mindless dicking around happens. Don't miss deadlines or projects, and we will be monitoring for porn, file sharing, and downloading of proprietary information.

Problem solved, and most of human resources can be put to death.
 
2013-02-05 12:28:08 PM  

genepool lifeboat: When we really want to waste company time, we just schedule a productivity meeting.


Tightened that up a bit.
 
2013-02-05 12:29:15 PM  
Rub it in, subby.  I hope you're enjoying the wrath of the grammar police.
 
2013-02-05 12:30:12 PM  
FTA: There's a new phenomenon taking place at offices around the country...

No.

RedPhoenix122: This just in: We invented a new buzzword.


Oh HELL no.
 
2013-02-05 12:30:46 PM  
I blame these productivity killers.  We were indoctrinated into this:

www.platypuscomix.net

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Of course, in my day, they were green-on-black.
 
2013-02-05 12:32:29 PM  
wtf is cyberloafing?.
 
2013-02-05 12:34:17 PM  

CygnusDarius: wtf is cyberloafing?.


Pinching one off in WoW?
 
2013-02-05 12:34:23 PM  
Cyberloafing? In my office? It's more likely than you think.
 
2013-02-05 12:34:29 PM  
It's not loafing if you're doing something.
 
2013-02-05 12:34:41 PM  
On the rise?  I was so bored in 2004 of goofing off online in a cubicle all day I had to drastically reassess my future.  That was almost a decade ago!
 
2013-02-05 12:35:06 PM  
The answer is always that you should judge your employees on what they achieve, not how they go about doing it. If an employee achieves more spending half the time on facebook than another that never does anything non-work related and including some unpaid overtime, the first employee is still the better one. If you have no idea what your employees are achieving in their time at work then your problem is the management and control of your company, not what your employees are doing.
 
2013-02-05 12:37:24 PM  

oldfarthenry: CygnusDarius: wtf is cyberloafing?.

Pinching one off in WoW?


I think you might need to pay extra for that, in the new expansion.
 
2013-02-05 12:38:11 PM  
Should have the newsflash tag.
 
2013-02-05 12:39:19 PM  

chairmenmeow47: i'm reading this at work, so i'm getting a kick...

 
2013-02-05 12:40:18 PM  
Who, me?
 
2013-02-05 12:49:40 PM  
Of all the things to put cyber- in front of, they pick something as lame as 'loafing'? Hell, even cyberslacking sounds better. I mean, slacking is only two letters off from hacking and that sounds really cyber...y?
 
2013-02-05 12:50:17 PM  
"Reporting from Kansas State University, I'm Ric Romero."
 
2013-02-05 12:50:41 PM  

xria: The answer is always that you should judge your employees on what they achieve, not how they go about doing it. If an employee achieves more spending half the time on facebook than another that never does anything non-work related and including some unpaid overtime, the first employee is still the better one. If you have no idea what your employees are achieving in their time at work then your problem is the management and control of your company, not what your employees are doing.


Yep, if I'm doing what needs to be done, what's the problem?  Not to mention, most of the time I'm on fark is while I'm waiting on something to compile, so it's either sit here and read the news or sit in front of another screen and watch lines of code scroll by.
 
2013-02-05 12:51:46 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Of all the things to put cyber- in front of, they pick something as lame as 'loafing'? Hell, even cyberslacking sounds better. I mean, slacking is only two letters off from hacking and that sounds really cyber...y?


"Slacktivists"
 
2013-02-05 12:57:29 PM  

SkunkWerks: "Slacktivists"


Those are people who lobby for X-Day to be made a national holiday
 
2013-02-05 01:03:36 PM  

theorellior: SkunkWerks: "Slacktivists"

Those are people who lobby for X-Day to be made a national holiday


They've been meaning to get together for a meeting for a while now. Maybe next week. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe next week. Maybe maybe maybe.
 
2013-02-05 01:05:43 PM  

Savage Bacon: FTA: "There's a new phenomenon taking place at offices around the country, and it's called 'cyberloafing.'"


If by 'new' they mean 'ever since the Internet came into existence', then that statement is indeed accurate.


Yeah, this. Also, was cyberloafing ever on the decline? I must have missed that.
 
2013-02-05 01:06:12 PM  
FTFA: "10 years ago it was magazines and books that were taking over the office... it will always be something."

CSS - That was me, many years ago. I took a second, PT job through a temp agency and there was only about 1-2 hours of actual work. They had to keep me for at least five hours per day though, because of the agreement with the temp agency. I ended up reading the rest of the time. The reason I was sent out to that location was because I was the only person they had who knew what FTP even was, let alone how to use FTP utilities - and I'm a chef! I'm entirely self taught with my sometimes impressive, but now mostly "moderate" computer skills. I still know about/know how to do things a lot of others don't, but I'm by no means an expert and others know things I don't because they were edumacated.

Another problem this place that shall not be named had is that I felt they were overstaffed in the first place. (Being a chef and restaurants being notoriously understaffed being nearly a universal truth of some kind, of course I'd feel that way even if they were not.) Since they were overstaffed there was no other work for me to do, so I'd read. Once in a while someone would get behind in their filing because they'd been loafing about and I'd help them out of sheer boredom, but most of the time I'd just bring a stack of books and my CD player and headphones and get paid for 3-4 hours of "me time" in an uncomfortable chair. I didn't even have a phone on my desk, so no need to worry about that, either. The only reason I didn't install mIRC and chat at #blackmetal or #deathmetal is because my computers and their network sucked BAD and it would have slowed my entire process down. I'd just load up the queue and then open a book, boredom problem solved.

I did offer to teach someone there how to use the FTP utilities but was told company policy forbade it as I was not an employee, I was a temp. That's when I knew if they offered me regular employment I should say "no" as that company would not be around very long. I was right and I feel bad for those people when they lost their jobs, but I did get a good 8 months of paid "me time", something I rarely got even if I was at home.

/CSS
 
2013-02-05 01:25:13 PM  

CygnusDarius: wtf is cyberloafing?.


I don't know but it sounds dirty.
 
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2013-02-05 01:25:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Savage Bacon: FTA: "There's a new phenomenon taking place at offices around the country, and it's called 'cyberloafing.'"


If by 'new' they mean 'ever since the Internet came into existence', then that statement is indeed accurate.

Yeah, this. Also, was cyberloafing ever on the decline? I must have missed that.


There was this one day, when most of the internet was down
 
2013-02-05 01:30:07 PM  

genner: Your work place needs one of these
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Came here for the Strongbad reference, leave satisfied.

/back to loafing
 
2013-02-05 01:30:44 PM  

NutWrench: CygnusDarius: wtf is cyberloafing?.

I don't know but it sounds dirty.


So... could trolling be referred to as 'pinching a cyber-loaf'?
 
2013-02-05 01:54:19 PM  
As a state employee;  I am offending by people slacking off at work.

/posting on Fark is totally "doing something"
 
2013-02-05 01:54:47 PM  

NutWrench: CygnusDarius: wtf is cyberloafing?.

I don't know but it sounds dirty.


johngushue.typepad.com
 
2013-02-05 01:59:53 PM  

biyaaatci: I blame these productivity killers.  We were indoctrinated into this:

[www.platypuscomix.net image 559x384]

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 560x320]

Of course, in my day, they were green-on-black.


Holy crap!  What was the name of that first game.  I remember loving that!
 
2013-02-05 02:00:03 PM  
Isn't a cyberloaf what you need your poopsock for?
 
2013-02-05 02:01:26 PM  
Thanks for fixed the headline, subs. You are forgiving for the mistake.
 
2013-02-05 02:04:14 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: biyaaatci: I blame these productivity killers.  We were indoctrinated into this:

[www.platypuscomix.net image 559x384]

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 560x320]

Of course, in my day, they were green-on-black.

Holy crap!  What was the name of that first game.  I remember loving that!


Some *Muncher variation. NumberMunchers or SuperMunchers. Probably the former going off age.
 
2013-02-05 02:55:26 PM  
media-mcw.cursecdn.com
 
2013-02-05 02:59:28 PM  

StrangeQ: 'm waiting on something to compile


imgs.xkcd.com

/oblig
 
2013-02-05 03:11:24 PM  
Yes, but I cut out my mid-morning and mid-afternoon fap sessions to make up for it.
 
2013-02-05 07:44:21 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
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