Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sometimes... We Get Too Caught Up

Singapore Poly organized a career talk for us Banking and Finance students this afternoon. The speakers invited were alumni of the school and are currently working in the financial sector. The speaker spoke to us about Private Banking and the responsibilities it entails. I wished I had paid more attention for the last 2.5 years.

Another thing I read about today was how social networking sites like Twitter and FaceBook is costing the British economy 1.38 billion pounds. Each staff was surveyed and the results collated suggested each of them spend an average of 40 minutes a week on these sites. But when asked about their colleagues, they responded that they are on at least an hour a day.

This is no surprise seeing that in our own classes, students are already browsing the Internet and playing games and Twittering during tutorials. What more can we expect from a regular office. I believe everyone should get some downtime and should not be restricted to visit these sites during their work but should keep in mind an allocated duration to spend on the site.

Personally, when I take a break and visit FaceBook, I can get caught up in it and be there longer than I should. Social networking sites can be very helpful to everyone of all ages. Furthermore it may be used to draw in money to companies if used in the right circumstances professionally.

For the full article, visit this site.

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