Top 10 Ways Employees Waste Time at Work

Using Facebook, shockingly, makes the list
By Ashley Allen,  Newser User
Posted Sep 30, 2010 4:08 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 1, 2010 9:42 AM CDT
Twitter? That's a time waster.   (AP)

(User Submitted) 24/7 Wall St. looked at a number of workplace studies on how people spend time online, and found that most say employees with PCs spend 20-plus hours a week on the Web while at work—and about a quarter of that is for personal use. 24/7 Wall St. broke those 5 squandered hours down into the top 10 "time wasters":

1. Social Networks: 1 hr, 14 min/week; apparently, 77% of employees who have access to Facebook from work check it at least once a day.

2. Online Games: 34 min/week
3. Email: 27 min/week
4. Portals like AOL, Yahoo!: 14 min/week
5. Instant Messaging: 13 min/week

How much time is spent watching pornography at work? It's staggering. Click here for the full list.

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