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Old 07-31-07, 12:16 PM
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working the 9-5

Where does everybody work? What do you do to keep yourself from going nuts when you have "down time"?

I'm an admin. assistant (basically I answer phones, type letters, make photocopies, set up appointments etc) so I have a ton of spare time that I spend surfing the web. Some of my favorite spots are facebook, cuteoverload.com, consumating.com and my all time favorite, youtube. Does anyone have other sites they frequent, or any good/funny videos they could share, to keep me entertained? Thnx!!
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Old 07-31-07, 12:26 PM
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I work at a company that makes valves for shipboard and aerospace use.

I am a mechanical engineer and design, analyze and test said valves.

If I have a spare 5 minutes after lunch, I surf the internet.

But there's not much spare time around here.

Now get back to work!
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Old 07-31-07, 02:06 PM
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GIS Specialist/Cartographer. I get some downtime between projects, and when big projects are stalled.

I try to avoid high bandwidth sites like Youtube cause my web usage would stick out. If I'm not reading BF, the news, or emailing someone, I might read something related to my field, so if anyone asks, its work related.
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Old 07-31-07, 02:15 PM
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I'm a consultant with many clients. I spend a lot of my day at client sites with my laptop and wireless adapter/aircard so I often look at this site in between meetings and just to take a break from things and clear my head. I also spend many hours at home working late nights and early morning so I don't feel guilty about checking here.
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Old 07-31-07, 02:16 PM
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Old 07-31-07, 02:17 PM
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Old 07-31-07, 02:23 PM
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Sitting in the Middle of the Housing/Mortgage Industry, watching it implode.
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Old 07-31-07, 02:34 PM
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Sitting in the Middle of the Housing/Mortgage Industry, watching it implode.
I work with the FHA Multifamily portfolio at HUD so I'm watching the HUD MF portfolio implode as well. Plus tons of people are retiring and they have no plans to back fill the positions! Should be interesting in a couple of years when this office of 200+ is reduced to zip with pee-ons like me and the janitor running the place for min wage!
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Old 07-31-07, 02:35 PM
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Marriage/family the****** here - typically try to sneak in a quick peek here and there in between clients or meetings, or early in the morning.
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Old 07-31-07, 02:40 PM
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I'm an IT Project Manager in the Applications Department in a law firm. I do some hands-on web stuff too. Once in a while (ok alot) I need to take a break and get my sanity back so I check out BF (wow I don't feel like a newbie anymore), my personal email and read the news online. I try not to hit the videos sites too much at work. Some video sites I know of though www.thatvideosite.com and www.consumptionjunction.com and http://www.stuffonmycat.com/
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Old 07-31-07, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Gee3 View Post
I work with the FHA Multifamily portfolio at HUD so I'm watching the HUD MF portfolio implode as well. Plus tons of people are retiring and they have no plans to back fill the positions! Should be interesting in a couple of years when this office of 200+ is reduced to zip with pee-ons like me and the janitor running the place for min wage!
No Portfolio here, straight to our securities traders, but wait, the market for RMBS is gone, and wont be back for at least 2 years... the Mess is just getting started.
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