Poll: How much time per day do you spend in front of the computer for personal use (not work-related)?
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May 22, 2011

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How much time per day do you spend in front of the computer for personal use (not work-related)?".

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:46
Member (2006)
German to English
other May 22, 2011

cant really say, I do online banking, etc. when I have a small break. But a certain amount of time EVERY day, is minimal as I am happy when I get away from the computer after working.

 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:46
Spanish to English
+ ...
Very difficult to calculate if... May 22, 2011

....like me you don't separate time for work and time for personally-related activity. It's all multi-tasking. If sth is taking a while to download for instance, or a word just isn't coming, that is the moment when I might choose to do some personal banking or to send a message to a friend.

In theory my work and personal matters are separated into separate e-mail accounts, but the overlap is great (a colleague sending me sth they think I might be interested in, a question to a frie
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....like me you don't separate time for work and time for personally-related activity. It's all multi-tasking. If sth is taking a while to download for instance, or a word just isn't coming, that is the moment when I might choose to do some personal banking or to send a message to a friend.

In theory my work and personal matters are separated into separate e-mail accounts, but the overlap is great (a colleague sending me sth they think I might be interested in, a question to a friend to help me with a translation poser where I am obviously going to add a personal greeting and a bit of personal news....(

And this, is it work or personal?!





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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:46
Member (2008)
English to Italian
same here May 22, 2011

Michael Harris wrote:

cant really say, I do online banking, etc. when I have a small break. But a certain amount of time EVERY day, is minimal as I am happy when I get away from the computer after working.


But I woulds say 2 hours per week


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:46
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
About 2 hours May 22, 2011

It's difficult to say, but I'd estimate that I'm spending about 2 hours on the computer every day. About half of it is spend answering personal emails, the rest of these 2 hours is dedicated to my writing. On second thought, this can be considered work as well.

 

MedTrans&More  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
English to Portuguese
+ ...
about 3 a day May 22, 2011

Aside from regular social media, internet banking and the like, I watch a few British and Spanish programmes that I either can´t get on Brazilian TV or don´t want to watch dubbed.
So in total it´s 3, but it´s the time most people would end up spending in front of the telly anyway.


 

wonita (X)
China
Local time: 07:46
Difficult to separate May 22, 2011

When I am on Proz.com, and it happens that my kids need my help, they would ask me first:"Mom, are you working? Can you please do me a favor now?"

It's always difficult to give them an accurate answer. To be honest, when I am on Proz.com, I am not working on a translation project mostly, but neither am I doing my personal business. It's a mixture, both professional and personal.

Proz.com is only one site of this nature, there are quite a few for our profession.


 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:46
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
+ ...
1 -2 hrs May 22, 2011

I do almost everything online, catch-up with friends, phone calls, chats, reading articles and newspapers, research for hobbies and personal reasons, paying bills, shopping, etc ...

 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:46
Member (2007)
English
+ ...
Personal vs work time May 22, 2011

DianeGM wrote:

I do almost everything online, catch-up with friends, phone calls, chats, reading articles and newspapers, research for hobbies and personal reasons, paying bills, shopping, etc ...


My husband's moan is that I'm "always working".

But I'm not. It's just that everything I want to do seems to be on the computer.

Personal banking, shopping for everything from books to holidays, catching up with the news, chatting ... I do everything online.


 

Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 06:46
Member (2009)
French to English
+ ...
when i'm working May 23, 2011

i can't wait to get away from the computer for a while...when I'm not, I like to visit my 'fun' sites for hours, like facebook etc.

 


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