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2013-02-17 07:43:18 AM
Was there even need to make the article, let alone the graphs?

/obvious level: over 9000
 
2013-02-17 07:47:23 AM
I'd guess that txting, IMs, emailing, and direct social interaction burn up more lost productivity hours than internet surfing.

I used to spend hours on AIM with a woman I knew who had a high position in Canadian gov, and was always amazed she had so much time to burn at work.
 
2013-02-17 07:52:21 AM

SpdrJay: I'd guess that txting, IMs, emailing, and direct social interaction burn up more lost productivity hours than internet surfing.

I used to spend hours on AIM with a woman I knew who had a high position in Canadian gov, and was always amazed she had so much time to burn at work.


In a service based economy, work is an abstract.
 
2013-02-17 07:54:08 AM
When I'm at work, I do my best to stay focused on work. Of course, if a job isn't engaging or has long stretches of downtime, it's very difficult to combat boredom and I've done all kinds of things to keep myself from being bored. Sometimes it's even work related.
 
2013-02-17 07:54:16 AM
"the temptation requires so much willpower to resist that worker productivity decreases. The result is not surprising, considering that it's well-established in social psychology that using willpower to delay gratification can detrimentally impact performance on subsequent tasks due to the additional energy exertion"

That's why when I'm at work, the first thing I do each morning is...
 
2013-02-17 07:55:35 AM

opiumpoopy: "the temptation requires so much willpower to resist that worker productivity decreases. The result is not surprising, considering that it's well-established in social psychology that using willpower to delay gratification can detrimentally impact performance on subsequent tasks due to the additional energy exertion"

That's why when I'm at work, the first thing I do each morning is...


...masturbate on a bagel?
 
2013-02-17 07:55:42 AM
Well, I just finished reading that the top 1% got all of the profit gains from productivity increases, so I am not inclined to care about them losing a little off the top.

/Steal big, steal little.
 
2013-02-17 07:58:02 AM
Evilegg, you do know you are in the 1% right?
 
2013-02-17 07:58:42 AM

Yogimus: SpdrJay: I'd guess that txting, IMs, emailing, and direct social interaction burn up more lost productivity hours than internet surfing.

I used to spend hours on AIM with a woman I knew who had a high position in Canadian gov, and was always amazed she had so much time to burn at work.

In a service based economy, work is an abstract.


Don't forget those TPS reports!
 
2013-02-17 08:03:32 AM
So when you treat workers like a 4 year old saying you cant do this. They get disgruntled and do their job even less.
 
2013-02-17 08:07:56 AM

Yogimus: Evilegg, you do know you are in the 1% right?


Worldwide, sure.  I am probably in the top 0.5%  In the USA, however, I am somewhere in the top 10%, but below the top 5%.  The curve gets really steep at the right hand side.
 
2013-02-17 08:15:13 AM

SpdrJay: I'd guess that txting, IMs, emailing, and direct social interaction burn up more lost productivity hours than internet surfing.

I used to spend hours on AIM with a woman I knew who had a high position in Canadian gov, and was always amazed she had so much time to burn at work.


She must have been an Ottawa Citizen
 
2013-02-17 08:15:43 AM
still no cure for cancer?
 
2013-02-17 08:23:18 AM
at least i stopped masturbating in my cubicle.
 
2013-02-17 08:31:39 AM

KrispyKritter: at least i stopped masturbating in my cubicle.


Sure, you did...but Bob from accounting is a bit upset that you've started doing it in his.
 
2013-02-17 08:52:41 AM
FARK would be a lot more powerful WITHOUT those damn "featured partner" links that are worthless & break the continuity of the site...

/ just sayin'
 
2013-02-17 08:55:07 AM
And it's nothing compared to the lost productivity from the hours spent pretending to work. These "distractions" are good for morale, and happy workers are productive workers.
 
2013-02-17 08:59:40 AM

JWideman: And it's nothing compared to the lost productivity from the hours spent pretending to work. These "distractions" are good for morale, and happy workers are productive workers.


Or, depending on your specific job, the information huge resource right there on the desktop.  That I take a quick detour through Fark is still quicker than running off to a library every time I need to look something up.
 
2013-02-17 09:17:16 AM

JWideman: And it's nothing compared to the lost productivity from the hours spent pretending to work. These "distractions" are good for morale, and happy workers are productive workers.


Having managed to read down to the end (don't ask me why) that's pretty much the conclusion - forcing people NOT to push the big red button that is the internet can cause more problems than it solves.

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2013-02-17 09:22:04 AM
I get more done in an hour when I am in a good mood and my morale is high, than I will in a whole day when my morale is low and I my enthusiasm has been squashed like an ant.

Try telling that to the sh*t floaters who have reached the top (of their incompetence)  and believe that appearance is reality.
 
2013-02-17 09:24:19 AM
Then it sure is a good thing that "productivity" has been steadily increasing since long before the internet ever became public.

Really, one could argue the tendency for workers to slack off because they have access to the internet is adequate compensation for that increased productivity in the face of stagnant wages. (It isn't, but one could make the argument.)

In fact, I think that means the discrepancy (productivity/profit:wages) is even higher precisely because of that tendency to slack off.
 
2013-02-17 09:32:01 AM
People will find a way to waste time. At least surfing the Internet keeps (some) people quiet (not the oaf that sits next to me however).

freaky.thehappening.org
 
2013-02-17 09:47:44 AM
Or they could do like they did at my work and have IT block nearly everything with Websense, even though even though we're an engineering company that uses hundreds of different parts and I need to frequently find product/ parts information and stuff online.  It sure is productive to google something then spend 20 minutes trying to find the information from a site that isn't blocked.  Fark them.  I just use my phone to go online.  They tried to block things through the general wifi too, so sometimes I have to use my data plan.
 
2013-02-17 10:02:20 AM

SpdrJay: I'd guess that txting, IMs, emailing, and direct social interaction burn up more lost productivity hours than internet surfing.

I used to spend hours on AIM with a woman I knew who had a high position in Canadian gov, and was always amazed she had so much time to burn at work.


There was a ton of that going on before the recession.  Even as a libtard I would say a lot of the fat has been necessarily trimmed. (The key question is how do we deal with the aftermath.)
 
2013-02-17 10:11:53 AM
Good, lowered productivity means more workers needed.
 
2013-02-17 10:37:21 AM

EvilEgg: Well, I just finished reading that the top 1% got all of the profit gains from productivity increases, so I am not inclined to care about them losing a little off the top.

/Steal big, steal little.


They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.

oukewldave: Or they could do like they did at my work and have IT block nearly everything with Websense, even though even though we're an engineering company that uses hundreds of different parts and I need to frequently find product/ parts information and stuff online.  It sure is productive to google something then spend 20 minutes trying to find the information from a site that isn't blocked.  Fark them.  I just use my phone to go online.  They tried to block things through the general wifi too, so sometimes I have to use my data plan.


Find a proxy server that isn't on their Websense list, or set up your own at home and VPN into it.
 
2013-02-17 10:43:03 AM

Yankees Team Gynecologist: SpdrJay: I'd guess that txting, IMs, emailing, and direct social interaction burn up more lost productivity hours than internet surfing.

I used to spend hours on AIM with a woman I knew who had a high position in Canadian gov, and was always amazed she had so much time to burn at work.

There was a ton of that going on before the recession.  Even as a libtard I would say a lot of the fat has been necessarily trimmed. (The key question is how do we deal with the aftermath.)


Economic inefficiencies definitely have societal benefits. For instance, all of that 'fat' you say has been justly trimmed is now pulling unemployment instead of a salary for years on end, and all the while the top 1% makes ever larger proportions of income while paying historically low taxes. That is the aftermath we are dealing with.
 
2013-02-17 11:04:48 AM
I was completely mystified when the office gave me Internet right at my desk years ago. The most awesome and powerful personal exploration/communication machine ever invented. And I'm expected to refrain from using it? It's like chaining a Ho to my desk and saying "don't touch!"
 
2013-02-17 11:08:08 AM

Zeno-25: Economic inefficiencies definitely have societal benefits. For instance, all of that 'fat' you say has been justly trimmed is now pulling unemployment instead of a salary for years on end, and all the while the top 1% makes ever larger proportions of income while paying historically low taxes. That is the aftermath we are dealing with.


No argument here.  Ideally we would take a look at those who currently don't "fit" in the workforce, tax the rich more (while still allowing them to make gains), and invest that tax revenue in training for the unemployed so that they can then be productive in areas of the economy where growth is possible. That's what advanced economies do.

We can't fight the fact that three people can really do what used to be done by five. We can either a) proactively help those leftover 2 offer something that automation and cheap overseas labor cannot, or b) give up on them and revert to a second-rate economy in the name of Randian "fairness."

If conservatards want, we can easily become like Mexico and India. Those places have some of the richest people in the world.  What makes them suck is how many poor they have.
 
2013-02-17 01:43:27 PM

Yogimus: Evilegg, you do know you are in the 1% right?


Is he?

I want to borrow his Tesla.
 
2013-02-17 02:08:04 PM
I should be doing something else right now.
 
2013-02-17 02:35:48 PM
I was busted for reading FARK too much at work, once.  During my trial, I received a light sentence after pleading that it was a good way to monitor breaking news.

/and boobies

/don't forget to delete that cache
 
2013-02-18 02:03:04 AM

EvilEgg: Well, I just finished reading that the top 1% got all of the profit gains from productivity increases, so I am not inclined to care about them losing a little off the top.

/Steal big, steal little.


Now it all makes sense. Thanks.

Very unlike this sentence FTA
However, after exposure to temptation, the WT group performs significantly worse than the NWT group.

/and back to farking around
 
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