Poll: Do you lose track of time when you are working?
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Oct 28, 2009

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you lose track of time when you are working?".

This poll was originally submitted by Carla Lopes

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Brannigan
Italy
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other Oct 28, 2009

because I always work to deadlines so if anything I am acutely aware of the time! Time seems to fly when the document is particularly demanding and I'd like more time to research!

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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sometimes Oct 28, 2009

Well, I just look at the time when deadlines are like : day and time!
Otherwise my wife has to call me and tell me that it is time to stop and have lunch/dinner!


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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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easy for you Oct 28, 2009

Gianluca Marras wrote:

Well, I just look at the time when deadlines are like : day and time!
Otherwise my wife has to call me and tell me that it is time to stop and have lunch/dinner!


If I lose track of the time I'm reminded by some family member coming in looking for food and I have to abandon everything and magically produce something to put on the table.


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Carla Lopes  Identity Verified
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workaholic Oct 28, 2009

My biggest problem is that I'm a workaholic... and unfortunately, I have to prepare my meals myself so... my belly is my alarm clock!


Thanks for participating!!!


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Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
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Options strangely worded Oct 28, 2009

I put "other", because to me "not knowing when to stop" and "losing track of time" are two different things.

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Carla Lopes  Identity Verified
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You're right Fiona! Oct 28, 2009

It depends, it's not quite the same... Thanks for you comment!

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Impossible Oct 28, 2009

The time is right there in the lower right hand corner of the computer screen. How could you lose track of it, unless of course you're asleep?

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Often Oct 29, 2009

Yes, I know the clock is right there. But my brain goes into a different state when I'm translating and I don't realize that time is passing.

Once when I was working on staff in an office that had a door, I thought it was around 3:00 p.m. I opened the door to ask the secretaries a question and the place was empty. It was 7:00 p.m.!


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