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I Look At the Internet When I Should Be Working

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    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

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    Guilty...

    I myspace, facebook and EP all day long... as well as IM and email my friends... one of these days I should really do some work... hahaha
    phidget phidget 31-35, F May 13, 2008

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    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

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    ???

    I don't know if this applies to me or not because I don't have a job, but, when I SHOULD be doing housework or bills or making phone calls, the Internet calls to me...I can't really stay away for too long...
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    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

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    Doing It Right Now.

    And I'm not upset about that. Because why? Because I know I'm better than the last girl who worked here and they just can't fire me. I love you, internet. You keep me entertained durring my 6 hour shift.
    awkwardlighting awkwardlighting 16-17, F Feb 6, 2008

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    Hooked

    I didn't relize how easy it was to get hooked.I come home from work at 11 am.and the frist thing i do is turn  on  I'm letting everything get behind. the computer.Knowing I should be cleaning or studying.Since I join EP I catch myself writing more stories or just...
    wacky wacky 36-40, F Oct 24, 2007

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    Uhmmmm

    LOL  yes
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F Apr 27, 2008

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    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

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    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 Jan 17, 2008

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    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

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    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Bbw looking for a girl ☺️
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    18 year old sweetheart, looking to please if I'm kept happy :) hehe
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    I'm a 28 single male in the Boston area of Ma. looking for a good, sloppy *******. Send me a private message if you're interested. I'm only interested in women.
    HereIam15 HereIam15 26-30, M 46 mins ago

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    God dammit! The internet's too slow!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱
    reading27 reading27 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Internet can some times be a waste of time
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F Mar 29

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    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F Apr 2

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    There's so many things I did before the internet, that I don't do now. I remember writing letters to my pen-pals, listening to music on records, 8 tracks, then later the cassette...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    They're very important. People like sharing their opinions on topics and being rude towards them is horrible. How come when you're in person and you share your opinion, people will...
    UndeadMassacre UndeadMassacre 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I do LOL. I have made many great internet friends here though :-)
    cityfolk cityfolk 13-15, F Mar 22

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    Darn right . I have had a lot of rude people bother me on the Internet most of them where adults. Very sad.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I may be young but I DO remember the times before internet. I hardly used the computer and my entertainment came from TV/Video games. OR riding bikes XD Being poor in the 90s...
    Ruru88 Ruru88 18-21, F Mar 24

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    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Hours in front of huge volumes of encyclopedia britannica EVERY book report or project. I do reminisce about the simple times before hand in my younger years but.. I'm so happy...
    nicohan nicohan 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I found the boyfriend of my dreams on pof. And somedays feels like he just showed up on my doorstep. I believe that a person may find love on the internet if you just give people...
    lonewolfxo lonewolfxo 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Internet friends are the best <3
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    eggeye74 eggeye74 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Anyything yo want, you need? Internet is the largest libarary :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 11

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    EnglishEmpress EnglishEmpress 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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