I’ve finally reached that point in my “career” (I am still in college) where I’ve been given my own office at work. (I’m in Germany, where they don’t seem to do the cubicle thing, so this is not as impressive as it sounds.) So I have my own computer where I’m not being watched over, yet I have very (very) few actual responsibilities. Most of the “work” I’m given involves simply looking over various materials for my own edification, but I’m rarely expected to actually produce anything. (Yes, I know this makes me very lucky.)
Thus, I’ve discovered the true magic of whiling away my days at work by messing around on the Internet. Now, I know from several years of reading the Dope that many Dopers are far more productive than their coworkers, leaving them with pleeeeeenty of free time to Dope at work. And from the prevalance of “NSFW” disclaimers I’ve deduced that it must be pretty common to read the Dope in the workplace.
So my question is, just how much do you tend to read the Dope at work? What percent of your working hours are spent Doping or otherwise entertaining yourself online? Does your boss care if he walks by and you’re obviously not doing something work-related (i.e. posting on a message board?) I’m guessing most people don’t work in a place where they are expected to be concentrating on a work task 100% of the time between 9 and 5 … but I’m curious about what the norms are. Like, do you take a break from working to Dope, or a break from Doping to work?