My girlfriend Mona thinks going on Facebook during the work day is irresponsible as a worker. I know that I work as an Office Drone and FB is easy to access. I work from home and my phone is too handy.
And I go on occasionally throughout the day, I don’t take coffee breaks or walk around an office. And sometimes it’s just during downtime.
A month or so ago, maybe two, Mona made me swear off Facebook for the workday outside of lunch. I can see how that’s a good thing so I took it on.
However, today I posted ten minutes outside of my lunch break. She saw it and came down on me like a hammer, claiming the possibility of me getting fired, losing my job, not concentrating on getting ahead. Mona needs someone serious about their career, rightfully so, we should all be serious about our careers…. and going on Facebook during the work day does not show that someone is serious, in her eyes. It’s irresponsible.
She also might still be annoyed at me for having gone through savings and into debt heavily while I was unemployed, pushing back possibilities of vacations and marriage (though she claims she’s in no rush.) We DID have a talk this weekend about my needing to cut back on Christmas gift spending. A decision brought about by the therapist I’m seeing at her request, which I’ve blogged about before.
Oh the guilt is strong with this one.
Now I can completely see how “hey it’s my job. Concentrate. Be a man.” Aaaaaaand part of me also feels that it’s an acceptable break in moderation and it’s not like I post often during the day and if I do it’s never anything controversial.
By the posts I see on FB, it certainly seems like my fellow office drones are also posting periodically throughout the day.
What I’ve been seeing is that there’s a common “I know it’s a waste of time, and I should probably stop, but I go on occasionally throughout the workday because I like it” vibe. So I wanted to take a temperature of my secret blog peeps. How do you feel about going on Facebook or social media during your work day?
(I also re-commited to not going on throughout the workday outside of my lunch hour. I know some blog friends are going to have an opinion or two about Mona : ) Look. Relationships take work. So I’m willing to play along since I’m 44, single with a career that hasn’t been very successful up to this point, so I’ll try different things. But I’m sure some may see her as controlling, which she may be too.)