March 22, 2010
Step Away from the Laptop and Nobody will get hurt
I am about to speak blasphemy to a lot of people, but I have been wondering as of late how anyone gets anything done when they are busy blogging, tweeting, updating facebook, surfing the net, e-mailing and, well you get the idea.
I am not on facebook. I signed up for twitter but haven't used it much. My reason? I don't have time in my day to spend social networking with everyone. Was that even grammatically correct? I know, I have become a social outcast as I have elected to only blog, e-mail and surf the net.
The biggest problem I had at my job was when we had a high school girl working there after school. She spent the majority of her time texting, going on facebook and tweeting all her friends. When I confronted her about it she looked at me and was indignant that I was asking her to refrain from doing so on "company" time. To her, when her cell phone vibrated she had to respond with a text. She could not believe that I was actually asking her to only work and refrain from "networking" with her friends during business hours. BTW - business hours for her was 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
I know my weaknesses. I know that I could easily spend a few hours a day on the computer and not get anything done. I am not saying that all of these tools are bad. They aren't. In fact I appreciate that I can be in contact with family members all over the country via e-mail, a family website, my blogging, or a simple text message. I love being able to get on the internet for research. It is very convenient. However, I don't let these tools consume my time and take priority over what I need to get done at home.
Yeah - I'm weird.