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Old 09-07-2015, 09:56 AM   #21
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I mostly check in when commuting via mass transit. Never from w*rk.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:03 AM   #22
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I check in each day that I am at home on my laptop just once. When I am away on holidays, I might check in but usually not. I go away on holidays a lot.

(When I w*rked, I had an agreement with my boss that I would spend 20% of my time on personal stuff: phone calls, emails, forums, lunch. I said it was the current technology way of returning phone calls to people not work-related.)
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:09 PM   #23
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When I worked, I checked in daily, but now that I'm retired, probably once or twice a week.


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Old 09-08-2015, 12:45 AM   #24
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I check in with these forums several times a day, but only contribute from time to time. For the most part, I prefer to follow along rather than to participate. I am an introvert in my online habits as well as in real life
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:30 AM   #25
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I am curious how much time people spend here, when they are supposed to be working? Does your employer have a policy on this? If you spend a lot of time on here while at work, how do you justify it? I would think that if you spend a fair bit of time doing this at work, you have passed your "best before date" and you are ready (emotionally at least) for ER.

Good thing I didn't find this site until after I ER'd
The nature of my j*b is to be really busy, or thumb-twiddlingly, mind-numbingly boring. Not that those are mutually exclusive... So surfing the forum does not interfere with my "productivity".

Yep, emotionally ready for about fifteen years, but now approaching the finish line!
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:16 PM   #26
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When I first found the site, I was on it CONSTANTLY. Now, I check for new threads a few times a week. Now that I am occupying my time with the study of law (I know, I know!) visits to ALL websites has been seriously curtailed.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:26 PM   #27
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Some days, a few times per day. Other days zero. While working it was probably a dozen times per day. These days in early retirement, I'm just not at a computer nearly as often.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:33 PM   #28
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I crank up my computer a few times a week and generally stop by here to take a peek and say hi.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:29 PM   #29
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I am curious how much time people spend here, when they are supposed to be working? Does your employer have a policy on this? If you spend a lot of time on here while at work, how do you justify it? I would think that if you spend a fair bit of time doing this at work, you have passed your "best before date" and you are ready (emotionally at least) for ER.

Good thing I didn't find this site until after I ER'd
The internet was already a huge time waste at work my last few months of "work", back in 1999. I'm not sure how people who are already burned out get anything with all the distraction of the internet.

To the OP I use to visit this site several times a day. Now most days I still check 2-3 times a day, but I often take a break of 2 to 7 days, like I did over the labor day weekend.
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I check in 5-8 am and again 7-9 pm for a total of a couple of hours per day. Also occasionally during the day on my phone. I usually start with unread posts so that I can see what's new since my last visit.


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Old 09-09-2015, 01:05 PM   #31
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Once a day, if I'm just hanging around the house, I'll usually search my recent posts and open each of those and scroll down to follow along the thread. I "shop" in "Recent Threads" if I've got nothing else to do. I figure I spend way too much time on this site, but it's entertaining.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:36 AM   #32
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I read these forums only at night, on my tablet, before going to sleep. It is one of my favorite forums, so I save it to enjoy at the end of each evening. I'm on Facebook, eBay and a few other forums throughout the day, but save this forum and Bogleheads to enjoy at the end of the day.

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