Too much free time at work?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

All. The. Time.

Says the girl currently hanging out on the bee at work.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Nope- I work as a legal assistant at a law firm & it’s painful here! I work 8:30-5 M-F & it literally feels like most days I do maybe 2-4 hours of actual work. The rest is me surfing the net, trying to find something to do (shred, cleanup storage closet, etc.). In college I couldn’t wait to get out of waitressing & into a desk job, 5 years later the last thing I want is a desk job & sadly I’ve actually considered waitressing just because it’s soo much more involved. It’s just soo boring here & I had no idea how tiring boring would be! I don’t do anything all day but get home pooped =(

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I spent 90% of my day on The Bee. 8% watching JennaMarbles videos on YouTube. 2% is probably actual work.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a “desk” job but also get out of office fieldwork, too.  I have days where I am so busy I want to scream, but I also have days (like today) where I’ve met deadlines or are waiting on someone to send me something, therefore I also hang out on the bee on my side monitor.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

haha I spend a LOT of time doing nothing … and I LOVE IT!!! I get a lot of work done quickly and then I can just do whatever I want for the rest of my day. I tool around the web, reading and learning stuff, chatting on forums, writing my blog, etc. It’s like I get hours of solid me-time every single day. Sometimes I get excited for Mondays because I get to go back to my office and chill out after a busy weekend 🙂  haha I’m a freak!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

All the time!  Our work flow ebbs and flows so some times of the year are quite busy and others are virtually dead.  I don’t think I did any work for weeks around Christmas.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I work in a lab, and don’t quite have enough to keep me fully occupied. There’s also a lot of incubate x and y for an hour, run the centrifuge for 30 minutes kind of stuff where you just twiddle your thumbs, hence the bee 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

Thank goodness I’m not alone either! I always feel guilty for how  much time I spend at work planning my wedding/surfing the net/doing anything other than working.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My first job out of college was as an assistant at the same place that I still work for now and honestly I probably spent 1 hour a day actually working. Yes, 1 hour. The crap was so simple and it disgusted me that I had gone to college to do work I could have literally done in middle school. All of the assistants felt this way and everyone spent all day playing Farmville and MafiaWars. Grown adults were asking me if I had harvested my crops or expanded my farm. It was so dull and awful and at the time I hadn’t discovered The Bee (and wasn’t nearly engaged anyway).

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yep! I work from home though thankfully, so after I get my work done I can get paid to clean my house and do laundry. 🙂 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Yup. Doing that right now. I’ve always been the kind of person who focuses to get everything done right away and then I end up bored. But at least everything is completed!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@CrazyCatLady13:  It really just depends on the day. Yesterday I was crazy busy all day, whereas today I haven’t had much going on, but that can change at any minute.

I prefer a good mixture of work and downtime, with work being a little more.  I like being able to take breaks and chat on a few forums or play on Pinterest.

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