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I Look At the Internet When I Should Be Working

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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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    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

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    1991amar 1991amar 22-25, M Mar 31

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    molde molde 36-40, M Jun 11

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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

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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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    But I don't wanna work today.

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

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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

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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 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    Uhmmmm

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

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    I need to be spanked.

    I have absolutely no excuse for this.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I just wasted close to 3 hours.

    I could have been sleeping already.
    ATHEK ATHEK 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    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

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    Everyday

    Everyday I look at the internet when I should be working. I’ve only one person to blame if I’m ever caught. I’m not that silly as I am the boss, and I work for myself, so keep your sticky beck out of it – I’ll do what I like and work when I like!!!
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Jul 4, 2011

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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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    I'm at work right now.

    Overnights can be hard. I should really do my paperwork, though.
    notsoother notsoother 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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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

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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 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 3 Responses Jul 15

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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've been at work since 10 am

    and accomplished literally nothing. Oops!
    lilikeamonument lilikeamonument 26-30, F Feb 4

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    Looking at the internet rn

    and I'm supposed to be working .. Whoops
    directioner5000 directioner5000 13-15, F Feb 25

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    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

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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

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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

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    Like right now. I'm at school

    and I should be doing my work but instead I'm on here.
    BB97 BB97 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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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    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

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    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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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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