How much time is wasted?

@fwidman (11515)
United States
August 20, 2009 4:13pm CST
I was just sitting here looking at the new discussions pages and saw someone that had multiple posts about cell phones. And, it made me curious about something. How many of you come to mylot while at work? How much time do you waste doing posts and stuff when you should be working?
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• United States
20 Aug 09
i only mylot at home, so i guess none of my time is wasted at work. I mylot only in the evenings when i get home and am relaxing and watching tv, though it has been known to cause me to put off doing some household chores i need to get to!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
It would be difficult to do household chores while on the computer, so I say put them off
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• United States
21 Aug 09
Yeah same with me usually when just at home and wanna get 10 post in in the morn and 10 in the afternoon and then 10 at night . it doesnt take as much time as some people would think. when i am at work it is as a pt home health aide and yes i get on the comp sometimes but usually dont come on here lol . should but not really .
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@jashoaf (298)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Not me! Off time only. I get way too involved!
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
That's a good way to be. Too much work time wasted while you're online might get you fired
@jashoaf (298)
• United States
22 Aug 09
I have this thing about being productive when I'm being paid for it.... But really, you get on this site and could easily be here for hours! How on earth could you start it at work for just a few minutes! [smile]
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 09
Does posting when you're on a conference call if you're listening to the call and doing your part on it count as wasting time at work?
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I'm not entirely certain, but it probably does count
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I just noticed a strange tag on my discussion, Dawn. I wonder how that got there?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 09
Hey, it's relevant to the discussion!
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
21 Aug 09
When I started my job two years ago I was told to take a book or knitting or whatever for the slack moments. So I did, at the beginning. There is a computer available for the guests and as soon as I realised it was not being used by many at all, I decided I would not be taking anything to do when my work was done as I could use it. Now colleagues are fully aware of myLot because I am always here when I have done everything pertaining to work. Some jobs have these 'perks' I guess
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• Philippines
21 Aug 09
oh, i see. hello there.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Nothing wrong with perks like that
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
13 Sep 09
BRILLIANT Alice! I'll do some for you for coming up with the idea!
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Not me, I am jobless. I come to MyLot to make a little extra money. When I had a job I couldn't MyLot and work, the job I had did not allow cell phones, but people had them anyway. Some people don't mind breaking the rules and can always find a way around them.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Unfortunately, that is too true, people always seem to find a way to break the rules.
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• United States
20 Aug 09
Hmm. Well technically you aren't wasting time if you come on during work. Personally, I don't because I am currently out a job. It all depends on what you should be doing, compared to your job description. Unless of course you are on break at work, or your work could require downloading things. In the case of that, I'm sure it might not hurt to do other things while downloading, as long as you have your priorities straight. Some jobs, however, could be worse. So yeah, in some cases it would be bad... But not a 'Waste' perhaps. A waste of the time you could spend working, but not a waste of personal time.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Yeah, if one is on a break then it might be okay. If one is supposed to be working, then they should stay focused on that work
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• United States
20 Aug 09
I only access the internet from home, so I only get to use it from here. Of course my husband get's access too my website and my forum at work. But that's different since it's sort of a hang out for most of his coworker's too. Even his boss is there when he get's a break. I think when people should be working they should be working not playing around online.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I agree I hope that the multiple poster is at home as he continues to post discussion after discussion. Of course they aren't all that good of a discussion. Maybe he thinks that he will earn greatly from all that junk
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Well since I own my own business, it doesn't matter what I do on my computer as long as I'm not busy. I don't bother unless I have spare time which is a lot here lately because my business is taxes and accounting so the busiest season for me is over for the most part. We still are working but just not as busy. So I don't consider coming here or to other sites a waste of my time at all. I'm getting ready to open another business so my time will be limited once again.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Good luck with the new business Tax season has past, that's true. But, accounting goes on all the time
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Thanks.. Our new business is going to be a used book store but it is in the same building as this one. True, tax season is over but we are still doing amended returns and extensions. Accounting keeps us pretty busy too.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Glad to hear that you get to stay busy
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
I think about that sometimes. but when ever i started posting here, it gives me fun and entertainment. if am working now, maybe i wouldn't have time here at all
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
21 Aug 09
I'm sure you would manage to find some too! Guess youwould sleep even less!
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• Philippines
21 Aug 09
i tried to sleep longer but dammit..it's in my system now
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
If I had to choose between work and mylot, work would win hands down. I like mylot but the pay isn't all that great
• Australia
21 Aug 09
I don't work as I'm a stay at home mom but I have been here on mylot today instead of doing housework as I'm feeling very lazy...
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Mylot is much better than housework any day
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• Australia
21 Aug 09
I completely agree with you...plus they pay better lol
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• Australia
21 Aug 09
It is but it doesn't pay...
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Well, I am a Home Economics's Engineer. Aka..work at home maid...But I do get online and come to mylot when I am supposed to be cleaning house. So I am a naughty girl..But hey the pays better here.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Not only is the pay better, it is much more fun
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Aug 09
I totally agree with you there..
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Well, not all of us can be at mylot while working, so there
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
I see, my little smartaleck
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Not me
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@KrauseHome (35341)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Well, right now at this moment I have no way to get online at work as I do not have internet access on my Cell phone, nor have access to a Computer or the internet. But I know now here in the USA there is Cell phone service like Boost that offers TEXT, Web Browsing, Unlimited Calls, and Walkie Talkie for only $50 a month so I am sure this is causing a lot more people to be online while working for sure. Actually I would probably be here in myLot during the Slow times if I did have access via my phone.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I have internet ability on my cell phone but I'd never use it, the screen is way too small for me
• United States
29 Aug 09
Good question, I don't know if you would call it wasting time. I think a lot of people come here to chat with people all over the world, now if we weren't getting paid a few pennies it might not have the same effect. I don't think too many people care about that though. Time wasted, I guess if you didn't do your real job and spent all day on mylot that would be a waste of time to your boss.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
29 Aug 09
If you spent all day mylotting instead of your job, the boss might just show you how to have a whole lot of extra time in the future by firing you
21 Aug 09
Hi fwidman, I am not working any more and ccannot be bothered with the cell phones, but when I was working, staff were not allowed to use their cell phones at work place which was good and yway cell phones was jut to show off to others who haven't got one, it didn't have all this modern techs on it.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Some folks just always feel the need to show off
@littleowl (7157)
21 Aug 09
Hi fwidman, well I am unable to work but it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of people do come on the Lot when they are supposed to be working. I have done it even when I have had a few days break away from everything...mylot it just so addictive!...LoLo
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Yes, littleowl, this place surely can be addictive
• India
20 Aug 09
no i did not waste the time here, i only earned the money in this my mylot accont
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Aug 09
I hope you made some good earnings then
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
I love this question. I am no longer able to work so I'm not quilty but I have thought of this same situation re: computers. My daughter told me about someone who sits at the computer all day spending many hours on face book in between work assignments. I have also been told of people playing games during work hours, no wonder nothing gets done. No wonder when we phone a bussiness place we have to press 1 for this and 2 for that, there's no time for a live person to answer. happy posting my dear friend.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
That might indeed explain why no humans answer the phone LOL
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey fwidman! Not guilty, your honor! I'm not working! I know that if I was working I sure as hell wouldn't ever been able to get away with that! My bosses didn't let us have Internet connections! They only put them on certain computers so that they could "watch" what was going on! I worked for attorneys and all we could have was a Word program to use for our documents that they needed for court and to do the dictaphone transcription! The stuff that we needed to use the Internet computers for we had to have a damn good reason to get near them!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
That makes sense to me, since they wanted to get their moneys worth out of you workers
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Aug 09
hi fwidman well when I was working I didnt have access to' the librarys computers to do mylotting even if Ihad known about it. my five dollar desk chair just went down a notch and really startled me so I ratched it up again. does okay for its cost. Does it count that I am mylottin when I should be on my way down'to meals or that the caregiven is startled that a person my age would'be on the computer all day.She just came to see how I am and I yelled fine as I kept right on typing.I guess I am well looked after here the caretakers love me as I do not ask them for a zillion things all the time and I treat them like friends.heck I have to live here so why be on outs with the caretakers?
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
20 Aug 09
It's good that you take care of them when they are taking care of you Surfing at work is a bad thing as then you want to surf more and more and work less and less