13 THINGS THAT HAPPEN IF YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE INTERNET WHILE AT WORK, EVEN ON LUNCH BREAK
1. You become restless.
2. You wonder what is happening in the outside world. I’m an information junkie and not seeing the news for the whole day makes me really weary, not to mention terribly bored during lunch break.
3. You’ll be missing friend’s blogs, and can’t wait to get home to read and comment.
4. You get reacquainted with Solitaire.
5. You develop the ability to clear mine sweeper in 10 seconds (restlessness causes sudden lucky finger reflexes).
6. You master Spider Solitaire, a game you have never touched your whole life until now, in only 30 minutes.
7. You learn to hate notepad because there is no PUBLISH button after you write a blog post.
8. You become the queen of organization and plan vacations months early, carefully detailing things to do and clothes to wear.
9. You start to think about looking for work somewhere else — a lot.
10. You plan carefully what to do online later at home for a meager two hours, 10-11pm and 5-6am. Keeping a list of tasks is essential. No more stumbling upons (the channel-flicking net style tool), no more hollywood gossip articles!
11. You realize that two hours feels like two seconds once online.
12. You think of buying a PDA/business phone that is WIFI able to be able to relieve yourself of extreme tension during spare time at work.
13. You start to cook up some ideas how to save for that PDA and how long will it take.
I am sure this made an impression that I am not working at all and just doing internet in the office. ❗ No, I am working of course, but my working schedule allows me to have some free times later in the day because of time difference (I closely coordinate with Japan and I can’t do anything when it’s late at night there) and on Saturdays and Sundays when I have to work in this part of the world and the office there is closed. And of course, there’s lunch break. Think about sudden no news reading when this is what you do during lunch break for years and years. Is this enough to explain myself? 😳