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  1. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Surf the net!

    A poll from daamon.
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  2. thats why jobs are going to Asia
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    I wish I could slack off, but I can't. It's solid flow 'til hometime!
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    See what Internet sites my users have been visiting.
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    Originally Posted by mattso
    I wish I could slack off, but I can't. It's solid flow 'til hometime!
    Ditto for me. The company I work for is run by former members of the Sicherheitspolizei.
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  6. Where is the "I don't have a job" option?
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    Watch movies!
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    surf, babe.

    anyone surprised that a poll of internet users puts using the internet at the top?

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    60% of my time each day is spent on useless conference calls. Not trying to be funny but two years ago we actually had a guy die (of a heart attack) on a conference call and everybody thought that he just got disconnected.
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  10. Originally Posted by dwill123
    60% of my time each day is spent on useless conference calls. Not trying to be funny but two years ago we actually had a guy die (of a heart attack) on a conference call and everybody thought that he just got disconnected.
    That is funny, though. In a black way. Make a great scene in a movie.

    Although I suppose it may also be symbolic of our working culture -- I was just reading in the news the other day that, in the USA, people are working more hours but are less productive. Basically, we're killing ourselves.

    Well, other people are killing themselves, anyway; me, I hope if I end up dying behind my keyboard at work that I'm not sending a note to videohelp.com at the time! :P Seriously, I work tech support for a university and, as good tech support people know, surfing the web can be a very valid way to find information that you can use during the course of your job. Like when a computer crashes and you get some error message -- somebody else out there probably has had the same problem so why reinvent the wheel, just go hit Google. And if in the process you end up testing some new mpeg converter software, that's just killing two birds with one stone!
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  11. I'm doing it at this very moment . . . .
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    I'm not doing it at this very moment...
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    Where's the " Flirt with the girls (coworkers)" option? I enjoy getting around and shooting the B/S with the better looking female coworkers.
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  14. Originally Posted by Baldrick
    I'm not doing it at this very moment...
    You mean keeping tabs on this herd of cats is actually a job?
    Just kidding . . . 8)
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  15. Back when I was a practicing electrician I saw a time wasting practice akin to the "walk around with a piece of paper looking important" option. I had been farmed out (my employer loaned me to another electrical contractor). It was a huge job employing over 50 electricians. There was one guy who would pick up a stick of conduit first thing in the morning and just walk around the building all day carrying it. The whole time I was on that job I don't think I ever saw him do anything else.
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  16. When we are slow, Surf the web, Play Spider Solitaire, Plug in the External drive from home and Author/Burn a DVD. Daydream!
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    Just sort of zone out. Like the guy on Office Space.
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    I voted for OTHER because my solution to "wasting time" is taking a smoke break

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  20. oh man...

    I check out VideoHelp, DMNForums, Cnet, Cnn, and lots of other sites. Then I'll load Doom off of my mp3 player (archos AV500) and play that for a while, then maybe move to Duke Nukem 3d or Quake.
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    i picked 'walk around with paper' but honestly i fall asleep from time to time too!
    I am just a worthless liar,
    I am just an imbecil
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    Other than taking care of sick or dying relatives (which is REAL work) I haven't held a job since injuring myself at work more than 6 years ago.....
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    ....participate in message threads like this.....

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  24. Originally Posted by gadgetguy
    There was one guy who would pick up a stick of conduit first thing in the morning and just walk around the building all day carrying it.
    Variation on a theme: At work sometimes I'll need to go for a walk just to clear my head, some quiet time, and inevitably (sp?) when you do something like that you end up running into people who say, "Oh, hey, good to see you, have you got a minute, I've just got a quick question." So I don't get my peace and quiet time.

    Unless on the way out of my office I pick up an old PC power supply, CD-ROM, mouse, basically anything that is both easy to carry and obviously geeky in appearance. Then I can go for a walk and nobody stops me or bothers me because I must be on a tech call.
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    ive only read two polls thats had yoda as an option or answer but both of them had had no responce from him.. why is that? or is it just that i havent read all the polls lately? i hope he doesnt take offence to them. i mean hes the new tgpo and that should be an good thing to him.

    but to answer the poll i surf the net. but i also spend time in other departments talking to the other people (women) so when im away from my desk it makes me look busy.. gung ho all the way lol..
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    I masturbate often and then try and collect Dis-ability for my carpole tunnel
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    Originally Posted by HAMP
    I masturbate often and then try and collect Dis-ability for my carpole tunnel
    You too?
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    Not long ago, my employer used to hassle people who (in the opinion of supervisors) went to the bathroom too often. However, when they threatened one employee with disciplinary action, she called up OSHA and filed a complaint. OSHA apparently "had words" with my employer, telling them that a 1998 interpretation of 29 CFR 1910.141(c)(1)(i) requires employers to provide access to bathroom facilities whenever they're needed ... and that failure to do so would lead to a citation ($$$). So cited, it could also lead to a lawsuit for harassment. My employer dropped the planned disciplinary action in a heartbeat.

    So, whenever someone wants to "waste time" at work, they generally just go to the bathroom. I know people who use that ploy but I don't. During slow moments, I generally just look out the window and daydream.
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    i picked surf the net but

    wheres the "all of the above" option
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