British workers are info-maniacs

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Doctor Q, May 12, 2005.

  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    link (see last section, labeled "UP IN SMOKE")

    I'm certainly glad this applies only to the British! :p
     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Yea, I wonder why it is just the British and not people in general. I'm sure it happens just as much here in North America.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Our head office has recently rolled out Blackberry units to almost anyone who might leave their desk and it's nuts. You sit in meetings only for them to receive a non-urgent message which interrupts the meeting just enough for them to check that it's non-urgent. Half of them don't know how to work them properly and can't see the point. Absolutely nuts - for the vast majority of people who aren't working on the road or who have to make major decisions 'out-of-hours', they are total overkill.

    Knowing that there's something there to check takes more time and wrecks concentration more than having a routine of checking every x hours. I added the BBC news site briefly to my RSS feeds but had to take it off - I check that site every few hours in any case but with RSS on, it would tell me there was something new every 10 minutes at which point I felt obliged to check it out in case I was missing something!
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    So far they just haven't released any research data here in the United States. I only check my messages once a day. The only problem would be if this applies to other activities.
     
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    And how does THIS study compare to people who smoke pot? :p
     
  6. hob macrumors 68020

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    Well with the amount of people I know ( :rolleyes: ) doing it, watch out world - the next generation of brits are going to be... schizophrenic :D
     

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