I Look At the Internet When I Should Be Working

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    Working fast food and retail

    for most of my adult life has helped if not made me loathe the general public more than I probably should. I know, I know - if people didn't shop there, I wouldn't have a job. I get that. It's just the endless supply of fucksticks that insist on looking down on us and/or act...
    rebelwife9000 rebelwife9000
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    On Monday my finals are happening

    and I haven't opened my notes. I'm in trouble
    shortbrunette3 shortbrunette3
    22-25, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    It's "Their" Fault.

    do they not think we won't get onto the internet?? i mean, hello?!? i just started a new position at work, so getting online should be the last thing on my mind, but i can't help it. unfortunately (or fortunately) EP is blocked at my job, but i manage to waste valuable work time...
    NaNeenah NaNeenah
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2008

    But I don't wanna work today.

    Or tomorrow, for that matter. But Wednesday is OK.
    JCPhoenix JCPhoenix
    26-30, M
    Jun 8, 2015

    I knew I'm not the one doing this,

    everyone who had access to the internet does this do. But if it will interfere with productivity and output perhaps it should controlled. I knew this.. but.. but... Procrastination at it's finest, is what I am doing right now. Escapism to the reality because I knew I have...
    witheredleaf witheredleaf
    May 15, 2015

    What I'm Doing Right Now

    I'm pretty glad I found this group. Right now I am at work, and well, obviously not working. There's a lot of stuff that I really should be doing... Oh well, I enjoy getting payed to look through others' experiences and share mine. =D
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 10, 2008

    What did people do when bored at work

    before there was the internet ?
    VanillaMilkk VanillaMilkk
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    Like right now. Each night

    before I go to bed, I tell myself that tomorrow will be the day when I focus on work without procrastinating... but somehow I never succeed. It's difficult for me because I need my laptop for my work/studies so it's even more tempting for me to click away and find something more...
    tania6 tania6
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Aug 28, 2015

    Yeah and Smartphones sure don't make it

    that much eaiser! School, work, whatever, I can get easily distracted I guess. Oh well, as long as it doesn't get in the way of completing your job and becoming a habit you shouldn't have to worry too much.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 16
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    I just wasted close to 3 hours.

    I could have been sleeping already.
    26-30, F
    Jun 29, 2015
    Neikirk Neikirk
    22-25, M
    Sep 28, 2015

    Well when I have time at work.

    Everyone where I work does lol
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    Yep. But I work like a maniac.

    When I'm hypomanic so that sort of makes up for it.
    elephantwalk elephantwalk
    31-35, F
    Mar 16, 2015

    I constantly daydream at work.

    I also check out the internet a little too much while at the office. I still get my work done on time, but I think I put more in to my little internet secrets like EP.
    CJRed73 CJRed73
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I always on here in my iPod

    when I should b doin my hw
    KimmyCuddles KimmyCuddles
    13-15, F
    Mar 13

    Who doesn't? They block websites on our

    computers but what's the point? Everyone has a phone to look at whatever they want.
    2oldnotyet 2oldnotyet
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    I was supposed to be doing History revision

    yesterday but I kept getting side tracked by my PC, there were so many people talking to me and too many YouTube videos to watch. In the end, I didn't do a single part of it.
    Mithralak Mithralak
    16-17, M
    Aug 7, 2015

    There's a To DO List…I'm sure you have one

    whether it's written or not, or you have it you head. Perhaps you have someone in your ear constantly reminding you.. Yet here I am. So I'm looking it from an angle that I'm working on myself. This feels like I've stumbled onto an online diary that I blurb out or dribble what...
    2setsoftails 2setsoftails
    Jun 13, 2015

    well actually I'm suppose to be getting up to

    go to work but I just don't wanna lol mayb everyone at work will just forget I work there for a day so I can stay home and not get in trouble
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    Internet's helped to make time passed by

    so quickly, but for a procrastinator like me, it's bad with a capital B.
    Piazee Piazee
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    Its An Epedemic!

    Wow!  I knew I wasn't crazy when I told my boyfriend I wasn't the only one surfing the net at work.  I look up the most random things that I would normally never know or ask about.  The internet is like this world with endless possibilities.  I tend to be a...
    RunBunnyGirl RunBunnyGirl
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2008

    I'm always looking at the dailymail showbiz

    section...it's such a bad habit!!! I have better things to do than see how the Kardashians are getting on but it really is easy to get sucked into it all! Prob because it's an escape from real life?! I sometimes google random things online which is also a complete waste of time...
    flirtygirly flirtygirly
    26-30, F
    Mar 9

    I need to be spanked.

    I have absolutely no excuse for this.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 20, 2015
    lillydreams001 lillydreams001
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 8

    Like right now. I wish I could just hammer away

    at this paper for work until it's finished, but I kind of like being distracted. My mind doesn't want to stay focused on one thing for long periods, and I'm okay with that.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015
    OperaFantasma OperaFantasma
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 8

    I often check the internet

    when I should be cleaning my room, or making homework - like right now! 😄👏
    Maca15 Maca15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    Not As Often As Before

    I used to be on here daily but it also depends on how busy we are. When we are slow no one cares as we are all doing it. As long as busy times are kept productive it's all good. Just in between today so a little bit of both.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2007
    Donna717 Donna717
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 2

    I'm Doing It As I Type This...

    Yep. I should be working right now. I've only got about 35 mintues left in my day and I'm trying to waste them because I dont' have much to do. One of these days they are going to catch on. I've got my instrument software in the background for easy switching should someone walk...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2009

    As a Norwegian who use "æ ø å" on a daily

    basic I find it amusing to see people use them just for the look of it, but it gets a new meaning for me.
    Fenriis Fenriis
    18-21, T
    Jun 12, 2015
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    I think we all slack from time to time,

    and I know I am guilty of lurking forums when I should be doing something more productive!
    deleted deleted
    Sep 25, 2015

    Doing it right now, lol.

    Should be working but.....
    carriekane carriekane
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    Last Tuesday I was written up.

    The paper I signed said that I would get sent home whenever I came in late. Driving to work, I realized I would be late (I punched in at 7:01) and I started thinking of the housework I would get done today. I had my day planned out. I take my card to my boss just so I don't get...
    Myzery Myzery
    31-35, F
    Mar 10, 2015

    I Really Should Be Working

    I should be working right now.  Instead I'm on EP. . .again.  My job makes it too easy; alot of down time and free access to pretty much everything online.
    think2much think2much
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2008
    brandoncremers brandoncremers
    26-30, M
    Mar 14

    A radio show I like to listen to has this

    "Missed Connections" segment where they read posts from that section of Craigslist that are funny. Today I thought I would try to find one of the posts. I didn't have any luck but I did find this one that I thought was touching and needed to be shared... You are a very special...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    Mar 31

    My phone is the source of my productivity loss,

    and gain. Sometimes I'm inspired by what I read and encouraged to get back to work. Other times...well. Cat videos.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    When you discover something

    or someone so interesting, insightful, so accepting, yet not indulging --- how can one NOT peek at the source whenever possible? ✌🏼️
    Paisley61 Paisley61
    51-55, F
    May 7, 2015

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