Post # 1
So I originally thought that people spend 100% of their worktime working. My mom works at a workplace where the internet is super heavily regulated and no one can do anything personal on the computer at all (no news, no personal email, no Facebook etc). My dad I think had more flexibility but had a super amazing work ethic (now retired) and he was on salary so I think that’s a little different- everything in my industry (tech related) is hourly.
I telecommute so no one’s watching, but I have major guilt whenever I am not working on work hours (I haven’t clocked in yet just for the record- but I will very likely be back to the Bee while on the clock later).
So I want to know- what percentage of time are you working, do you feel guilty, do you like your job, and what types of nonwork activities do you think are acceptable?
Post # 3
I probably work about 50-60% of the time, but a lot depends on how busy or overwhelmed I am. I don’t feel guilty about any breaks I take, because 2 minutes perusing the internet is nothing compared to what some of the people here do.
Some days I like my job, some days I don’t.
As for what’s acceptable, well that’s going to depend on your personal outlook. Since I only take a few minutes here and there, I think I’m good. I don’t look at anything more than WB, email and other boards. My boss spends 98% of her time looking at stuff for her wedding. It all just depends. LOL
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@kgirl91: Hmm I had a hard time voting in your poll about the “should” be working. I’m at work right now but my bosses have nothing for me to do. I answer the phone when it rings, I work on projects when they give them to me but otherwise I don’t feel bad about surfing the net. FWIW I do like my job, and I like when I’m busy, that’s just not all the time.
Post # 5
I AM AT WORK RIGHT NOW. ahah. It is 2.08 am here.. not much happens on night shift and I probably only work 25% of these shifts. Day shifts are closer to 90-95% however. I’m a nurse. If my patients are well and happy and all the jobs are done, there is really not much else for me to do. Weddingbee it is! 🙂
Post # 6
@mchitt329: I get that- I have days where I’ve finished a project and I’m waiting for my next assignment. I guess I personally wouldn’t count that type of “not working” as the “should be working” kind since there isn’t anything to do.
Post # 7
Over 90% of the time. Never take personal calls, use social media, check personal email etc. I do occasionally “shift” my lunch break if I am required to work through it and use that time to do those things, but since I didn’t get a lunch break, I figure that’s justified.