Salary.com calculated that employers spend $759 billion per year on salaries for which real work was expected, but not actually performed.
Top Workplace Time Wasters (according to AOL and Salary.com):
1. Surfing the Internet (44.7%)
2. Talking to Co-Workers (23.4%)
3. Conducting Personal Business (6.8%)
4. Spacing Out (3.9%)
5. Running Errands Off-Location (3.1%)
6. Personal Phone calls (2.3%)
7. Applying for Other Jobs (1.3%)
8. Planning Personal Events (1.0%)
9. Arriving Late/ Leaving Early (1.0%)
10. Other (12.75%)
For me? If I had an office job I would definately fit into the 44.7% category of internet surfers, as well as the "spacing out" group. I spend most of my time doing THAT anyways.
And NOW they tell me I could get paid!!