Top Ten Biggest Online Time Killers for Employees

Presenting an almost irresistible temptation to workers, the Internet has proven to be one of the easiest ways to waste time during business hours ( While there are a host of online time killers available to employees, a few stand out as among the most popular (

The Top Ten

1 Surfing the Web

The Internet has almost anything one can think of, so what better way to kill time? - PositronWildhawk

Simply surfing different websites to see what looks appealing is a huge time waster.

The Web has it all; perfect for boredom - PositronWildhawk

2 Social Networking

From Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn and more, social media sites lure employees in each and every day as a way to stay in touch with family and friends.

3 Emails

Not only are workers bombarded with emails from peers, emails from family and friends are available on desktop office computers, as well as smart phones and tablets.

4 Texting

While it may not always be convenient for an employee to have a personal phone conversation at work, he or she will always be able to text " and they do it often!

5 Videos
6 Games

An occasional game of solitaire may not be a concern, but online games can be habit forming for employees.

7 Shopping and Auctions
8 News

Who needs T.V. and newspapers when employees can check out local and national news anytime they want online?

9 Gambling

One of the most dangerous, addictive forms of online entertainment is gambling. Workers may not only waste their time, they can also spend their paychecks on this distraction.

10 Going on the TheTopTens

I have personally spent way too much time doing nothing but watch the "what's happening" feed scroll down and seeing what others are doing. - PoisonSlapping

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