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10 Worst Work Time Wasters

Tania Khadder | Excelle

Time flies when you’re wasting it
These days, no one can afford to waste time at work.

Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not.

Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a life outside work. Don’t you want to live it?

There are countless ways you waste time on the job.


Sometimes, it’s unavoidable. Other times, it can be overcome with a minor shift in your approach. Either way, the first step to addressing time wasters is to identify them.

Here are the 10 most common time sucks and some tips on how to defeat them.

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    horsenround

    over 3 years ago

    20 comments

    LOL, NonaYobiz! I hear ya...

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    JRExcelles

    over 3 years ago

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    Great article!

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    coachoutlet

    about 4 years ago

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    Here are the 10 most common time sucks and some tips on how to defeat them.

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    Cathrina

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    I find this situation very common in the work place however employees tend to complain and vent for various reasons. It is better to just be a listening to just the people who are already connected to what you do in terms of tasks that work when we are assigned to team up. There is always something to do even if it's just organizing an office space or files that need to be addressed where work and processing is still pending. In any case if you do have dead lines to meet, stick with your agenda and politely excuse yourself from the group.

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    LadyAngora

    over 4 years ago

    36 comments

    haha! good one, NonaYobiz! ...i halfway thought that maybe this site would be listed among the time wasters... ah, well. it's becoming a time waster for me!

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    JanineChrysler

    over 4 years ago

    16 comments

    I had no idea people consider instant messaging a waste of time. If I used an instant message instead of going to a coworker's desk and standing there like a doof until acknowledged, to get an alternate location to find product in a warehouse, I might have been a more productive worker.

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    oskilover18

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    That's absurd. So many studies show that if we take a 10 minute break every hour, we are so much more productive. I hate this American mentality of living to work rather than working to live. We would be so much more productive while working if we worked less.

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    jmullooly

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    this isn't an article...it's a good way for the company to make big bucks by having advertising posted on every page. It's the article that is the fluff.

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    GGoldfingle

    over 4 years ago

    22 comments

    I am SO guilty of numbers 1, 3 and 7!

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    laika666

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    Anyway to read the article just by clicking on it....and NOT be asked questions like:
    Do you really want to read this article?
    Are you certain?? Click on this link if you think you're possibly interestee.
    Click on this link if your absolutely positive you'll be interested.

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    laika666

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    Thank you so much NONA! Have to click 19 times just to read something, that most of the time isn't important anyway!!!!

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    NonaYobiz

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    A big time waster is having to click 12 times to read one article!

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