I'm Supposed to Be Working, So WHY Am I on Here?

Updated on August 26, 2011
G.T. asks from Kingman, AZ
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This site is such a relief from my normally hectic schedule. But I'm so in the mood to sit here and answer questions right now rather than working on my tenants files. Yep, this is just a vent. Prolly get pulled. Makes me feel better to type it all out tho. :)

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We are a crazy bunch aren't we. Prolly was my hurry up for probably. I'm off NOW tho, YAY!! Love you girls ;)

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answers from Albany on

Love you, Grandma T.

We are ALL so much better for the fact you're hanging out with us when you should be working.

So really, how can that be a BAD thing?

(Didn't you take a deliberate Mamapedia vacation a few months back? Maybe it's time for another?)


(WAIT! Did you say PROLLY?! BAHAWAHA!)

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answers from St. Louis on

You are here for the same reason I am, distraction. :)

Right now I am being paid to walk into my bosses office and jiggle her mouse. No one should be worked as hard as I am. :p

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answers from Dallas on

There was a study in Singapore that said people that surfed the web during the work day were more productive because it'rebooted' their mental energy - better than texting or personal phone calls.


Can taking a Web-surfing break actually make you more productive?

According to a new study, Web browsing can refresh tired workers and enhance their productivity, compared to other activities such as making personal calls, texts or emails, let alone working straight through with no rest at all. (I reported on the study, “Impact of Cyberloafing on Psychological Engagement,” by Don J.Q. Chen and Vivien K.G. Lim of the National University of Singapore, in this week’s WSJ.)

The researchers found that workers who took web-surfing breaks were significantly more productive and effective at simple tasks than those in control groups and reported lower levels of mental exhaustion, boredom and higher levels of engagement. “Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” the authors concluded. Personal emailing, by contrast, was particularly distracting for workers.

Because Web-surfing can aid productivity, the researchers caution employers against over-restricting workers’ Web access. They recommend that managers allow time for limited personal Web browsing “since it has a salubrious impact on employees’ productivity,” while limiting access to personal emails.

Readers, does your company restrict your Web usage? How often do you take Web-surfing breaks? What are your go-to sites (besides the Juggle of course!)?

So, essentially, you (and me!) are doing our jobs a service :)

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answers from St. Louis on

Because you are an addict like all of us other Mama's (daddy's too)!

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answers from Columbia on

I surf at work so I don't at home. I spend time with my KIDS at home! LOL!

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answers from St. Louis on

I am with you today!

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answers from Phoenix on

Grandma T,

Because it feels better to help others than work on files!!!

I missed your wit and wisdom all summer Grandma T!

Am happy to be back and see many of the familiar names, especially yours:)

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answers from Detroit on

Because you like to help others and it is addicting LOL.

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answers from San Antonio on

You're here cause you miss us! And we're glad you're here. Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and sit for a spell.


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answers from San Francisco on

i had to look up prolly. you are more advanced then i. :) love hearing from grandma t.

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answers from San Francisco on

Well, let's weigh things. Left side, tenants' files. Right side, Mamapedia. Hmmm, the scale's kind of tipping to the right.

Actually, you could put just about anything on the right side of the scale and it would probably be more fascinating than tenants' files.

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answers from Toledo on

I like Rebecca F's response! I feel smarter already!!!! I do Mamapedia at work because I have no time at home and im trying to cut down on the obsession of it all and only get on sporadically…we will see how that goes LOL!

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answers from Medford on

I spent the day sewing baby quilts. My husband is out of town this week. I dont like to go outside much so I sit here instead. GrandmaT our questions and comments are much more facinating than any tenants files. And were all prettier too. (o:

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answers from Miami on

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I'm supposed to be finishing unpacking my house, but I'm over it! Oh, and the roof keeps leaking and my son is trying (albeit pretty unsuccessfully) to potty train. This is my escape from my own reality right now! LOL!

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answers from Dallas on

Dang! you reminded me to get back to MY work LOL!

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answers from Houston on

Me too! My hubs is leaving for the airport as soon as he gets home from work and I'm supposed to be packing his bag.

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answers from San Francisco on

You rock Grandma T! It's theraputic....and the better we become at giving sound advise, the better we are at taking our own advise!


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