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(Science Daily)   Put down the cellphone and back away, sir. You'll thank yourself at work tomorrow   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 42
    More: Obvious, cell phones, National Sleep Foundation, blue light  
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2014-01-23 01:02:35 PM  
Well, one could certainly look and feel less douchey.
 
2014-01-23 02:51:41 PM  
still haven't done the smart phone thing. I've got a couple of tablets which I use for work or around the house but have yet to be in situation where I needed instant internet everywhere I go. I love technology, just not willing to pay for a tiny pocket computer. I guess if you've never had it you don't miss it
 
2014-01-23 02:53:49 PM  
Tip: Don't do work at home outside of office hours.

You truly think they appreciate your hard work and dedication?
 
2014-01-23 02:55:40 PM  
My employees are exempt from the FLSA, so I'm going to work them 24/7 no matter what some egghead says.
 
2014-01-23 02:58:45 PM  
I don't use my personal phone for work email.  If they want me to have email access they can get me a work phone, which will be turned off when I sign off for the day.
 
2014-01-23 02:59:21 PM  
You mean a smart phone can be used at night for work?
 
WGJ
2014-01-23 02:59:35 PM  
My energy was zapped trying to read that site on a cell phone
 
2014-01-23 03:05:48 PM  

vudukungfu: Well, one could certainly look and feel less douchey.


Translation: They got something I don't have. So I'll call them names.
 
2014-01-23 03:06:51 PM  
As a system administrator that gets a hundred nagios alert texts a night that must be checked I most defiantly agree.
 
2014-01-23 03:12:18 PM  

kruxdeux: As a system administrator that gets a hundred nagios alert texts a night that must be checked I most defiantly agree.


That doesn't leave you with enough time to do preventative things so you don't have to deal with so many alerts.

Of course, that's job security right ;)
 
2014-01-23 03:12:30 PM  
My guess is this also applies to tablets/iPads/etc for the folks who like to read at night. Can't be good for the eyes. And I bet most people who "read books" on those things never consider using a red-light function (to preserve eyesight like when doing astronomy).

/fan of actual paper books, thank you
 
2014-01-23 03:12:41 PM  
people who monitored their smart phones for business purposes after 9 p.m.

They mean people claim their late night smart phone use is for business. Newsflash: If you stay up til 3am facebooking and farking when you have to get up at 6, you'll be tired.
 
2014-01-23 03:16:35 PM  

Freschel: vudukungfu: Well, one could certainly look and feel less douchey.

Translation: They got something I don't have. So I'll call them names.


Translation: Let me insult people by putting words in their mouths.
 
2014-01-23 03:16:56 PM  
When I started my current job, I was told I could link my cell phone and iPad to my work e-mail and management system. Yeah, I could. I told them there was no way I was going to do that. I'll stay late if I have to get something done, but I'm not taking my work home with me. I did that for five years and completely burned out. I now make less money than I used to, but it's still plenty for me to live on, and I actually have a life outside of work.
 
2014-01-23 03:21:41 PM  
I have the company email on my smartphone, and once I leave the office I really don't care what the hell your problem is, or what you may need to know from me. I just like to see who the ass kissers are that email a large distro well after dark. Even still, the main reason I don't respond to work email late at night is because I promised myself not to write things for other people to read when I'm drunk... except for on Fark, of course...

...carry on.
 
2014-01-23 03:25:49 PM  
Missing from article:  Farkers' are rarely fully engaged at work, receiving +3 saving throw against fatigue.
 
2014-01-23 03:26:36 PM  
Filed under , duh, for anyone who has ever had a job that bled into their personal time and then learned to defer things because you can just do things later.
 
2014-01-23 03:31:26 PM  
Stupid smartphone users! They should read a book from 11 to 1 instead. That way they won't be tired the next morning.
 
2014-01-23 03:41:41 PM  
This time he really is The Professor!

In a pair of studies surveying a broad spectrum of U.S. workers, Russell Johnson and colleagues and the rest found ...

/fta, and ftfm.
 
2014-01-23 03:42:13 PM  
One of my bosses was a workaholic who sent emails at 3:00 in the morning. Manic. Worked around the clock. Probably depressive at times.

That's not a type that is connected in people's minds to government, but government has political and policy wonks and geeks just like any other business.

Personally I don't want work and my personal life to mix. I need to shut down before bed. The web and media are enough to keep me awake far too long without adding work to the pile on.

As for reading a book from 11 to 1 instead, don't make fun of it. For us night owls, it works pretty well if we can stop at 1:00 am instead of 3:30 am.

The smart phones and other devices just give off too much light of the wrong kind (it tends to be blue, which is worse than red because it is the color of daylight). Perhaps dimming your screens would work to your advantage if you must be online after dark. It's not hard to set up multiple settings for energy conservation, etc. And be sure your screensaver is set to darkness if  you have a computer in your bedroom or batchelor apartment.
 
2014-01-23 03:43:13 PM  
Wow. Less sleep means less energy the next day. Whodathunk?

So another example of "lazy obvious observations" masquerading as "research".
 
2014-01-23 03:47:01 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: still haven't done the smart phone thing. I've got a couple of tablets which I use for work or around the house but have yet to be in situation where I needed instant internet everywhere I go. I love technology, just not willing to pay for a tiny pocket computer. I guess if you've never had it you don't miss it


I like to fark when I'm on the toilet
 
2014-01-23 03:48:30 PM  
Explains an old boss.  I'd get into work around 7 am, fire up the computer and see she sent me a bunch of emails at 3 am.  wtf are you doing up at 3 am sending emails?  I can see once in a while, you can't sleep etc, but this was a regular thing.
 
2014-01-23 03:51:25 PM  

trappedspirit: ModernPrimitive01: still haven't done the smart phone thing. I've got a couple of tablets which I use for work or around the house but have yet to be in situation where I needed instant internet everywhere I go. I love technology, just not willing to pay for a tiny pocket computer. I guess if you've never had it you don't miss it

I like to fark when I'm on the toilet


that's what my tablets are for, unless you're talking about one of those primitive toilets that exists outside the range of an active wifi connection but why would you ever let yourself get into such a precarious situation to begin with?
 
2014-01-23 03:52:03 PM  
My fatigue comes from the fact that I just don't care, not from using my phone all the time
 
2014-01-23 03:53:54 PM  

trappedspirit: I like to fark when I'm on the toilet


This may explain a lot of the crap you put out on here.
 
2014-01-23 03:56:04 PM  
The scientific office where I work blocks www.sciencedaily.com .

My office does something right, now and then.
 
2014-01-23 03:58:16 PM  

special20: trappedspirit: I like to fark when I'm on the toilet

This may explain a lot of the crap you put out on here.


Better out than in
 
2014-01-23 04:03:10 PM  

trappedspirit: ModernPrimitive01: still haven't done the smart phone thing. I've got a couple of tablets which I use for work or around the house but have yet to be in situation where I needed instant internet everywhere I go. I love technology, just not willing to pay for a tiny pocket computer. I guess if you've never had it you don't miss it

I like to fark when I'm on the toilet


I'm doing that right now...at work.  So, getting a kick...and a little nauseous.

/chili for lunch was a bad idea
 
2014-01-23 04:03:17 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: trappedspirit: ModernPrimitive01: still haven't done the smart phone thing. I've got a couple of tablets which I use for work or around the house but have yet to be in situation where I needed instant internet everywhere I go. I love technology, just not willing to pay for a tiny pocket computer. I guess if you've never had it you don't miss it

I like to fark when I'm on the toilet

that's what my tablets are for, unless you're talking about one of those primitive toilets that exists outside the range of an active wifi connection but why would you ever let yourself get into such a precarious situation to begin with?


I'm not going to carry anything into the restroom that I have to set down when I wash my hands.
 
2014-01-23 04:04:49 PM  

special20: trappedspirit: I like to fark when I'm on the toilet

This may explain a lot of the crap you put out on here.


Don't poopoo him.
 
2014-01-23 04:09:25 PM  
I'll send work E-mail to my employees whenever the hell I think of something because they're a hell of a lot more organized than I am. They know that I'll yell loudly if they manage whatever-the-hell the E-mail is about outside of work hours. It's way better than calling them.
 
2014-01-23 04:12:34 PM  

robbiex0r: Tip: Don't do work at home outside of office hours.

You truly think they appreciate your hard work and dedication?


If your getting paid by the hour and your "on call", your an idiot.
 
2014-01-23 04:26:37 PM  

LeroyBourne: Explains an old boss.  I'd get into work around 7 am, fire up the computer and see she sent me a bunch of emails at 3 am.  wtf are you doing up at 3 am sending emails?  I can see once in a while, you can't sleep etc, but this was a regular thing.


Some of us have a couple of hours of wakefulness in the middle of the night on a regular basis that might be a natural thing (see http://www.livescience.com/12891-natural-sleep.html ). Since we know that it's unavoidable, we have some regular habits to kill some of the time or use it productively. Maybe she's one of us?

/or she could be an incurable insomniac
/or emailing you in her sleep
/insert a third possibility here, I'm outta thoughts
 
2014-01-23 04:30:12 PM  
brantgoose:  Perhaps dimming your screens would work to your advantage if you must be online after dark. It's not hard to set up multiple settings for energy conservation, etc. And be sure your screensaver is set to darkness if  you have a computer in your bedroom or batchelor apartment.

f.lux
 
2014-01-23 04:31:48 PM  

sharphead: robbiex0r: Tip: Don't do work at home outside of office hours.

You truly think they appreciate your hard work and dedication?

If you're getting paid by the hour and you're "on call", your an idiot.


Your welcome.
 
2014-01-23 04:36:27 PM  
The only time I use my cell at night is if, for example, 2500 cavalry finish training in Game of War at like 3am - then I gotta start another batch.   I never work that late.  What kind of a loser would do that...
 
2014-01-23 04:46:25 PM  

acohn: sharphead: robbiex0r: Tip: Don't do work at home outside of office hours.

You truly think they appreciate your hard work and dedication?

If you're getting paid by the hour and you're "on call", your an idiot.

Your welcome.


pet-peeve?
 
2014-01-23 04:48:15 PM  
I use my phone's built in blocking. From 7pm to 7am, I don't get any notifications for work emails, and any calls from work-related numbers go right to VM.

Also stopped taking my work laptop home except in emergencies. Makes me happier to come into work when I'm not aware of clusterfarks that happened overnight.
 
2014-01-23 07:22:26 PM  

trappedspirit: ModernPrimitive01: still haven't done the smart phone thing. I've got a couple of tablets which I use for work or around the house but have yet to be in situation where I needed instant internet everywhere I go. I love technology, just not willing to pay for a tiny pocket computer. I guess if you've never had it you don't miss it

I like to fark when I'm on the toilet


Unless you mean to say "Fark", don't strain yourself. A lot of people have died doing one of the two.
 
2014-01-23 07:36:06 PM  

robbiex0r: Tip: Don't do work at home outside of office hours.

You truly think they appreciate your hard work and dedication?


Of COURSE they do! That's why they put me on salary!
 
2014-01-24 10:58:40 PM  

Carn: special20: trappedspirit: I like to fark when I'm on the toilet

This may explain a lot of the crap you put out on here.

Don't poopoo him.


I was just giving him a little shiat.
 
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