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Top 10 Ways Employees Waste Time at Work
Using Facebook, shockingly, makes the list
By 247wallst, 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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Oct 1, 2010 11:00 PM CDT
This seems to be much ado about nothing. Totaling all the time wasters listed, it only comes to 9% out of an entire week (using 7.50 hours as a minimum representation of a full work week). The way it's being trumpeted, you'd think it's 50% or higher. Plus, you have to factor in people who are salaried and work more than just the standard 9-to-5 day, making the percentage even lower. Also factor into this that many people don't take their two breaks during the day or 30 minute lunch that most employers provide or stipulate.
Oct 1, 2010 10:25 AM CDT
Posting on Newser didn't make the list?.... hum...