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    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 26-30 1 Response Jun 13, 2015

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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

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    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

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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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    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 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 13-15, M Aug 7, 2015

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    Donna717 Donna717 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    1991amar 1991amar 22-25, M Mar 31, 2015

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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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    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 31-35 Jun 13, 2015

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    Doing it right now, lol.

    Should be working but.....
    carriekane carriekane 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    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

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    What did people do when bored at work

    before there was the internet ?
    VanillaMilkk VanillaMilkk 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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    On Monday my finals are happening

    and I haven't opened my notes. I'm in trouble
    shortbrunette3 shortbrunette3 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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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 1 Response Jan 17, 2008

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    lillydreams001 lillydreams001 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    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 26-30 May 15, 2015

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    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 1 Response May 7, 2015

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    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2015

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    Ok, so I've got a new research project.

    When I should be working, I'm scouring the Internet looking for Xanax horror stories. About six months ago, I moved in with my boyfriend who has been subscribed xanax for anxiety. Within one month of us living together, he took Xanax and got in my car when I was sleeping and...
    leilanio leilanio 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2015

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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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    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2015

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    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

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    I need to be spanked.

    I have absolutely no excuse for this.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 20, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2015

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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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    Well when I have time at work.

    Everyone where I work does lol
    Mattymatt9 Mattymatt9 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2015

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    I'm at work right now.

    Overnights can be hard. I should really do my paperwork, though.
    notsoother notsoother 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2015

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    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.
    Kosmoz Kosmoz 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    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

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    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 26-30 Sep 25, 2015

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    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 4 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    But I don't wanna work today.

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

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    OperaFantasma OperaFantasma 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    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

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    Neikirk Neikirk 22-25, M Sep 28, 2015

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    I just wasted close to 3 hours.

    I could have been sleeping already.
    ATHEK ATHEK 26-30, F Jun 29, 2015

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    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.
    MostlyBehaved MostlyBehaved 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    Hey guys! I'm new here I just want to have internet friends Bc I believe they are real
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