How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

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lisjjen
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How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

Postby lisjjen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:21 pm

I'm working a summer fellowship that I find to be very enjoyable. The first half is at a courthouse in Cali. They leave us in a room with our own computers and almost never check in on us (like once every other day.) The second half will be at a firm and I already know that it won't play out the same way.

It is tempting to read news articles and check facebook (which I have done so far) or watch an episode of the Daily Show (which I have done so far) or to even play multiplayer video games on my laptop (which I have done so far.) How much is too much? I mean, I'm not asking how much I can get away with at this particular employer, because the answer is A LOT. I'm asking as far as establishing a habit, how much do summer clerks usually screw around?

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Re: How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:36 pm

Not that much.

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Re: How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:41 pm

Damn. I'd be too paranoid to do that shit. Are you using one of their computers or your own? Although I guess if they really cared they'd block the websites.

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Re: How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

Postby lisjjen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:42 pm

bostonlawchick wrote:Damn. I'd be too paranoid to do that shit. Are you using one of their computers or your own? Although I guess if they really cared they'd block the websites.


like I said, we bring our own laptops and they didn't make us load anything onto our computers or sign anything.

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Re: How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:07 pm

Limit it to reading articles and TLS. Don't goof off as much as your co-worker and start watching every Beyonce video. :wink:

Also, how's the workload? I'm guessing they really don't give you that much.

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Re: How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:22 pm

lisjjen wrote:
bostonlawchick wrote:Damn. I'd be too paranoid to do that shit. Are you using one of their computers or your own? Although I guess if they really cared they'd block the websites.


like I said, we bring our own laptops and they didn't make us load anything onto our computers or sign anything.


Reading comp fail on my part. That's what I get for goofing of on TLS when I'm supposed to be working.

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Re: How much screwing off is too much screwing off?

Postby lisjjen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:41 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:Limit it to reading articles and TLS. Don't goof off as much as your co-worker and start watching every Beyonce video. :wink:

Also, how's the workload? I'm guessing they really don't give you that much.


oh how the (high and) might have fallen. screwing off has a gravitational pull when they never give us work and never check on us




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