Post # 1
Alright bees, time for some honesty here. For the working bees, do you REALLY work at work? I’ll be the first to admit – i pretty much don’t do anything. and I get paid a really great salary. It’s not that I don’t want to do any work, i just don’t have much to do. When I do have something going on, I’m all over it, but it comes and goes in spurts. I feel guilty. I’m not hiding from work, I promise! Hmm, I’ll have to flag this post for later when I’m really busy and wish i had a break – I’ll think back to the good ole days when I was on the bee all day.
Post # 3
dangit, this should have been in the lounge. sorry!
Post # 4
I own my own PR company and work from home, so I basically work when I want to work. Sure, I have deadlines but I get the work done. For example, I worked last night when the kids were in bed. I worked a little this morning. I’ll work more tonight when they’re in bed. I didn’t have any meetings today, so I spent the majority of the day with my 2 yo. If I have a meeting, then Darling Husband (who also owns his own business and runs it out of our home) will watch our baby. I love having an insanely flexible schedule! Darling Husband is generally busier than I am as he has to deal with a few crews, but that’s part of his business. I get to deal with clients when they need me, which isn’t all the time!
Post # 5
I usually get paid to take up space but on rare occasions, I do have things to do so I voted “I do a little bit here and there”. I hate my job though and will hopefully soon be getting a new positions where I would actually work to earn my salery. Having nothing to do at work isn’t all its cracked up to be – sitting at a desk for 9 hours with nothing to do is torture!
Post # 6
I’m a designer, so my work is mostly creative. I find I work best when I take little breaks here and there (like 5 minutes for every 30) to just look at something else for a second before focusing back on my work. I actually found I work my best when I am at home and the television is going all day lol, but now I am in the office full time. My boss has never complained about the quality of my work or how fast I get it done so it seems to work for everyone.
Post # 7
I pretty much get paid to take up space–even when I’m the only one from my team that’s here! I hope after the wedding I can get moved to a different office where I’m needed, but at least getting paid to do nothing beats the alternatives (getting paid to bust my butt or NOT getting paid and doing nothing)!
Post # 8
depends on the day but lately i have not been busy at all! but thats ok, i can spend more time on the bee!
i would say on a normal day i work probably about 4 out of the 8 hours im here. haha
Post # 9
Usually hard work with daily regular breaks for weddingbee. I am a lawyer in a big law firm.
Post # 10
Well, this time of year is the ‘off season’ for tourism (I work for a tour company), so the phones are quiet. I do have a few clients that I’m working on, but I’m not swamped. (Hence all of the time on the Bee!)
Come March, I won’t be able to get any free time during the workday. From March until October, I am busy busy!
Post # 11
On an average day I do about 15 or 20 minutes of actual work.
I think in the entire time I’ve been at this job the most work I’ve ever done in a day is maybe 3 hours.
I don’t get paid very much though, but hey on my first job which was minimum wage I worked very hard.
Post # 12
If there was an option for: “if i had work, i’d do that.” It is just terribly slow for me and I have been nagging my boss for work…but you can’t just make it appear out of thin air. And I can’t just go help someone out and lighten their load because I’m a very specific type of engineer. So i’m biding my time until something ends up on my plate. But my boss said 2011 should be a busier year for me. Damn i hope so!!!
Post # 13
I’ve been very distracted at work ever since I got engaged. I used to work all day every day. I work in the public sector ( Welfare) so there’s always work to do. Sometimes I feel like just not doing anything though since so many people seem to think that state workers are spoiled, lazy pieces of crap.
Post # 14
Oh man, I am missing my old sales job! I used to do maybe 3 hours worth of work a day. Now, I am a teacher and go non-stop every day. It is a good thing that I love what I do! BUT I also get summers off. So if you add it all up, it works itself out. 🙂
Post # 15
I work all the time but Im on my own. Most of the time I will be on a conference call while surfing the bee!LOL Im a multitasker.
Post # 16
I dont get much work :/
but when I do I do it promptly.