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Shouldn't you be working?...


Dungeon Magazine General Discussion


Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

As for me, it's the only place I have the time to, which is strange in itself...

Osirion

Orcwart wrote:

Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

As for me, it's the only place I have the time to, which is strange in itself...

Raising hand. I, too, only seem to have time to monitor paizo from work. I, too, find this to be strange.

Thoth-Amon

Qadira

Do I count as a stay-at-home Dad? I should be watching the kids more, I guess......

FH (Now, where are those kids?!?!)

Taldor

Guilty. I once worked with a young guy from Sweden who used to run all his errands during work hours. When questioned about it, he said "Work is the only free time I have" as if it should have been obvious.


~raises and lowers hand quickly so as to not attract the attention of the cubicleschtapo~


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Russell Brown wrote:
I once worked with a young guy from Sweden who used to run all his errands during work hours. When questioned about it, he said "Work is the only free time I have" as if it should have been obvious.

Very true for me, too, unfortunately.

And, Fake Healer, kudos to you for being a stay-at-home dad. That's one of my two dream jobs (the other being full time writer, as I'm sure is pretty common among us). Now, if I just hadn't gotten more education and better career prospects than my wife... ;)


Yeah, us americans- we are some hard workers!

Osirion

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Oh, good lord, yes! After an hour or two of processing artifacts and doing data entry, it's good to give the brain a little break and non-related stimulation.

Contributor

Definitely. Gotta have multiple breaks throughout the day to relieve the monotony and here is where I like to come for my brief minutes of relaxation. These forums keep me from work burnout on a daily basis.


Yep, since I work in an office at this time. Once I go back in the field, it'll be a lot less. The way I look at it, the smokers spend a hell of a lot more time outside smoking their hourly cigarette than I do surfing.

I work in one of the most "non-gaming non geek" environments there is, so I like these forums for the aforementioned brain break.


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Guilty as charged!

If find that it keeps me in a good mood to browse these boards from time to time at work. And being in a good mood actually makes me work BETTER. There's nothing like happy workers (I think).

I suppose as long as I don't actually spend every minute on the boards (and just keep it to occasional checks), it's even benificial for my work.

Ultradan


Happy worker here also, and I agree agout the hourly smokers as well.

Osirion

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farewell2kings wrote:
The way I look at it, the smokers spend a hell of a lot more time outside smoking their hourly cigarette than I do surfing.

Oh, no kidding! It's not so bad where I work now, but in grad school it was really annoying. If you were downstairs at the outside benches taking a smoke and talking BS with the profs who were smoking then everything was peachy. If you were downstairs at the benches (or even more scandalously, in one of the labs where you had been working diligently) reading a book for a break, then you were just not being productive. Eventually one moves past caring.


Guilty!

Yes, I read the forums when I'm at work because sometimes, you just need a brain break. If I've been coding for a straight couple of hours, I need to take a step back and approach it again with a fresh eye and perspective. Sometimes all I need to rework a particular feature, making it cleaner and more efficient, is to step back and peruse the forums here, jiggle the creative-brain for a few minutes, then dive back into the code.

Andoran

I like to think of it as "multitasking."


Guilty....I'm a stay-at-home-Mom and a writer...Browsing Paizo is a great way to keep from having to actually sit down and write...and much more pleasant that scrubbing the floor...with a toothbrush ;)

--Fang

Osirion

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Heathansson wrote:
I like to think of it as "multitasking."

Could sleeping at work be seen the same way? That was a predassessors problem at one job.

And if you drool on your paperwork while you're alseep, does that mean you've created a watermark?

Taldor

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Guilty, but it is quiet late now and all others have left.

Taldor

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Heathansson wrote:
I like to think of it as "multitasking."

I concur...


Damn, I have officially just lost the "privilege." During the last few months I used to check Paizo quite frequently from work, but I've just changed jobs and both the new organization's policies and procedures manual, their IT guy, and the little message that pops up on my monitor when I turn on the internet or Outlook at work are there to tell me that office computers are strictly for work purposes, and that staff e-mails/use of the internet may be monitored. And unfortunately, I don't think they'll accept the "brain refresher" excuse as a valid excuse for visiting Paizo. We can't even "leisure surf" on lunch breaks!!! Sounds like the other employees take the policy quite seriously, too...

I'm currently enjoying a week off before I start the new job, so this will be my last opportunity for some daytime Paizo visits... I'm so jealous of the rest of you... and I wonder if I'll be able to break my "Paizo check-in" addiction???

Andoran

No, I should be playing, and I resent the fact that you would think otherwise.

J/K.

I try to check in a couple times a day, and it seems like work is the only place I actually have time to do that.

Contributor

Work?...Woooo-eeerrrrr-kkkkk.

What is this "work" you speak of?

I know not this word. ;-)

Andoran

Nicolas Logue wrote:

Work?...Woooo-eeerrrrr-kkkkk.

What is this "work" you speak of?

I know not this word. ;-)

WORK=(force)X(distance)

Qadira

Orcwart wrote:

Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

As for me, it's the only place I have the time to, which is strange in itself...

Same here. With a wife and two kids at home, when else would I do it? ;-)


TwiceBorn wrote:

...office computers are strictly for work purposes...We can't even "leisure surf" on lunch breaks!!! Sounds like the other employees take the policy quite seriously, too...

I worked for government contractor for a couple of years, and it was considered "misuse of government property" to even play a CD on your computer's CD-rom drive, let alone surf the net!

--Fang

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Orcwart wrote:
Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

Funny, I always thought browsing this forum is work.


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Cosmo wrote:
Orcwart wrote:
Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

Funny, I always thought browsing this forum is work.

Depends upon your point of view, I think. :-)

And yes, I´m guilty as well of browsing paizo at work. We are not supposed to use the net or mails for private purposes, but I know that our IT department is hopelessly undermanned, so they won´t check what you are doing anyway. Hell, I even write adventures and scan books while at work, and nobody cares. Thats the advantage of having a job in government with very little citizen contacts and having your own office :-)

Stefan


Oh yeah, I always check forums at work, although I add my thoughts to forums from home. It's gotten harder though, since I just got a new supervisor in my office who uses the computer constantly...

Contributor

Yeah, you know, cause it's my responsibility to monitor these forums as a moderator. Yeah that's the ticket!

:)

Andoran

1.5 hours of overtime today woohoo!
I'm through working!
Let's talk about undead potatoes.


Only check in from work. Great way to spend a break, the equivalent of a mental stand-up & stretch. Gets the creative juices flowing, and I agree with the previous posts...makes me a more content & productive employee.

Nothing against smokers in general, but in my office I find it curious how they manage to take smoke breaks *as well as* their regularly scheduled breaks.

J-


Yes, but as a college instructor I'm not on the clock anyhow. If I'm not working now, I'll have to catch up later, so it's up to me. And since they like to encourage research, they don't put many controls on our computer use. (They're more worried about the kids downloading songs than anything else--that gets them in trouble.) I suppose they might get worried if I were on something more perverted than a gamers' website.


This is the one thing that keeps me awake when i'm working nights...


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Jit wrote:
This is the one thing that keeps me awake when i'm working nights...

Aren't circadian rhythms a b^tch?

Cool avatar, Jit.


Thanks Jade, Likewise :)
And , yes it takes time getting used to it. And then its back to the day-shift. Whopee...

Cheliax

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TwiceBorn wrote:

Damn, I have officially just lost the "privilege."

You are not the only one. My work has a very strict internet usage policy, even with the nasty clause "up to and including termination."

Internet usage is monitored and logged. Paizo would be a total no-no.


Stebehil wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
Orcwart wrote:
Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

Funny, I always thought browsing this forum is work.

Depends upon your point of view, I think. :-)

And yes, I´m guilty as well of browsing paizo at work. We are not supposed to use the net or mails for private purposes, but I know that our IT department is hopelessly undermanned, so they won´t check what you are doing anyway. Hell, I even write adventures and scan books while at work, and nobody cares. Thats the advantage of having a job in government with very little citizen contacts and having your own office :-)

Stefan

Ha! I knew I wasn't the only one!

I work in a government department too. I wonder if the taxpayer appreciates our use of downtime.

I'm a taxpayer and I do. :D


Orcwart wrote:

Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

As for me, it's the only place I have the time to, which is strange in itself...

I'm off today, but I have important errands to do. But I don't wanna! I just wanna be lazy at home all day...WAAAAAAHH!

Osirion

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Orcwart wrote:
Stebehil wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
Orcwart wrote:
Hands up if you browse this forum at work, when you should be working?

Funny, I always thought browsing this forum is work.

Depends upon your point of view, I think. :-)

And yes, I´m guilty as well of browsing paizo at work. We are not supposed to use the net or mails for private purposes, but I know that our IT department is hopelessly undermanned, so they won´t check what you are doing anyway. Hell, I even write adventures and scan books while at work, and nobody cares. Thats the advantage of having a job in government with very little citizen contacts and having your own office :-)

Stefan

Ha! I knew I wasn't the only one!

I work in a government department too. I wonder if the taxpayer appreciates our use of downtime.

I'm a taxpayer and I do. :D

Ahh yes, the wonderful world of government employment. The rest of you should bow down and tremble before our all-powerful civil-servantiness. And not only do I get the regular benefits of gov. employment, but since I work for the Navy, I get to play with some wonderful toys.

Sczarni

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ha!

my boss tried to terminate our network access because she saw me reading some Webcomics the other day.

disregard the other 2 open windows on the desktop, or the myriad phone calls i was taking...i'm not being productive.

unfortunately for her, she's a moron, so she instructed them to close our access. which meant no intra-net mail, no outgoing transport pages, no incoming info re: patients or patient beds, or the like.

so, internet is back in vogue, and i get to surf all day long.

it's nearly impossible for me to sit and look at the lazy people not do work on my dispatch board, so i gotta do SOMETIHNG. once you start seriously multitasking, doing only 1 thing seems too slow and you fall asleep. seriously.

i'm waiting for the IT dept. to step in and shut me down, but until that happens, s'all good in my hood

-the hamster


My hand is up; I only check it at work; lol


I drive for a living, so I don't get to checkin during work hours. But due to the time differential between the US and OZ it doesn't matter much :)

Cheliax RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32

Yup, I too am a work-reader. I've got a cushy desk job working for an insurance agency. 75% of the time, I'm not really doing anything since all we do is wait for people to call in to make claims or call out to let people know their bills are due. Every now and then people call for quotes and applications, but the average day sees less than 3 of those.

Silver Crusade

*raises hand*

When I get tired of the bank's dollars and cents, it's nice to get some gods and dragons instead...

But it's only a matter of time before they block the Paizo site. I used to get onto the WotC site, but IT blocked it. I always have to stay a step ahead of them ;)


I only browse this forum at work, when I'm between customers at my tech support chat job.

Undead potato is a favoured enemy of mine.

Heathansson wrote:

1.5 hours of overtime today woohoo!

I'm through working!
Let's talk about undead potatoes.

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