Is is right to play online games during the worktime ?

China
April 11, 2009 10:28pm CST
For these days,I help my husband treat something in his company.I found some of employees play online games during the worktime and every afternoon they were very busy to do the whole day tasks just in 2-3 hours.I don't think the condition of their tasks are good. What's your opinion of this?Could you share with me? Happy mylotting.
9 responses
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
playing online games - excitement, happiness shown when playing online games. this is usually done in a workplace to break work's monotony.
many employees, due to tiresome work, resort to this. i used to have this habit of inserting some personal research when encoding data when i used to work. it sorts of break the monotony. sometimes i used to take a 30 minute coffee break.
@jackbill (22)
• China
13 Apr 09
You can tell them not playing game during the wokring time! Or you can punish them who play game
• Philippines
13 Apr 09
honestly, I dont think there's anything wrong with that. as long as they've done their work, I feel they are entitled to a few stress busters. if the quality of their work suffers, then that's the issue you guys should look into. but the thing about them playing games to get away from stress.
@signum (547)
• Australia
12 Apr 09
Sounds like they need to have some stern words spoken to them. They are not there to play games, they are there to work. They can play online games when they get home. If I were boss, I'd be very angry. At my old work, one of the guys used to spend all day chatting on MSN and I got stuck with his workload, so when he was out on his lunch break I disabled his MSN properly via the services.msc thing on Windows computers, so even after he tried uninstalling and re-installing messenger, he couldn't use it haha. Just lucky I was better with computers than he was. He thought the boss had messed with his computer and he was all sooky to me about it and I just said maybe the boss had put a keylogger on our computers and that's why msn could not be used haha. Cheeky of me I know, but I was sick of doing his share of the work. I wouldn't tolerate online games at work...although I would let them do it during break times.
• China
12 Apr 09
Of course not.If i`m the boss,i should draw up a rule of a ban of playing games during the worktime.Worktime is just for work,you could do better your task earlier and then you could go home to play games.That`s my thinking,cos i don`t like any PC games or online games,writing sth online should be better,just like mylot:)
@ahslack (487)
• Singapore
12 Apr 09
Generally,i don't think that it is right to play online games during worktime but i feel that it's ok if they finish their job in hand or what.But from what you said that the employees just rush through their task and finish it to play their games,i feel that the company should ban them from playing games.Happy MyLotting :D
@scarrg (48)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I know many people that do this sort of thing and I think if I was in their sort of position I would do it as well. Work can be mundane and tedious and at sometimes people get bored. So they just play games to pass time. Of course it isn't right but if you were in their position would you be at 100% productivity all the time I don't think thats possible if you have no great motivation behind it.
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
12 Apr 09
there's a time and place for everything .but that's how the world goes around,, we all spend extra hour for entertainment,,
@juhi06 (1850)
• India
12 Apr 09
no way .i all bad! one must attend to the work wholeheartedly!!