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10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

Tania Khadder

August 24, 2009

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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