6 Things That Should Not Be Distractions While At Work

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April 12, 2012 ‐ By Blair Bedford

Spending eight hours a day at work comes with certain compromises: putting other obligations on the shelf, leaving personal issues at home for the day and keeping your focus on the task at hand. For some of us, eight hours of shelving our lives could be problematic, especially when you are keeping up with the kids in case of emergencies, keeping current with the antics of your friends on Facebook and Twitter (or that of your favorite black women’s website *winks*) and looking for your next job opportunity.

As a businesswoman, it’s difficult when our lives and our daily concerns have to take a backseat, but it is necessary at times to get the job done. Keep in mind that these few things should not occupy your time and energy while at work. They could ultimately do more harm to your career than good:

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  • Elle

    I hate my job so much that I’m always looking for jobs. I have even gotten to the point that I’m applying to jobs that I find. I don’t care how tacky it is. Why be loyal to my job when it sure as hell won’t be loyal to me. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J5DJV3H64GRENX5EQZDMVYLHIM Regina

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  • http://www.facebook.com/RosarioRed Rosario Stefania Scarsci

    I agree, especially with the personal/love life issue. I have outside issues but at my job I try to go in and out and that’s it. Where I work we just sit there for hours and hours and make phone calls so most of us are on our phones because we sometimes get dead numbers (when no one picks up, busy signals, not in service) so while we’re calling we just go on our cellular phones. What’s funny is while I’m at my desk, 90% of the time I am on MN. Lol I love this site what can I say.

  • Veratta Pegram-Floyd

    Anything personal has no place in the workplace BUT some of above listed information is job dependent. Social networks and my cell phone are a component of my position.

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