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Old 06-30-2019, 11:55 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Think about your standard non-office job locations. Construction, restaurants, water treatment plants, heavy industry, distribution centers, retail, transportation (trucks, trains, planes), gyms/parks/recreational facilities, etc. And then think what professional roles they may need. And there's your answer.

- a health inspector who spends roughly 4 hours a day on a computer, on 10 hour days
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:44 AM
 
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It's not just the eyes. My body hates sitting for too long as well. Also I feel down if I use a computer too much.
Yoga....walks?
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:12 AM
 
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Be careful what you wish for. I find myself wishing for something else too, I am in front of 2 screens all day, every day. But when I get outside and see a roofing company putting up shingles on a house at noon in Florida when it's 98 degrees, or see a yard crew digging a trench for AT&T power lines, I thank my lucky stars I'm indoors in a temperature controlled environment.

You need to break up your day so you're not at your desk for such long periods of time. Every hour, get up and walk for 5-10 minutes, stretch, go interact with people, if you can swing it go to a nearby gym for lunch.........anything you can do to break up hours and hours of staring motionless at a screen.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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Unfortunately, an awful lot of jobs require sitting for many hours behind a computer screen, even if the job is not in IT. As another poster said, at least you are in a comfortable temperature controlled environment instead of doing back breaking work outside in the heat or cold.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You literally have to spend 8 hours a day in front of a computer screen? Even people who work actual computer jobs don't do that! I'm talking system admins, DBA, developers, accountants, scientists, etc. In all of my office jobs, they don't measure "butts in chairs". They measure productivity, so you're fine to get up every hour, go grab coffee/tea, take a 15 to 20 minute walk, etc.
I'm in one of those types of jobs, and meetings are the biggest break in my day. If needed, I always take a chance to go to another office offsite just to break up the day.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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This is the first I've ever heard someone say they want to spend more time in meetings.
LOL exactly. Personally, that sounds like hell.

OP, I've been in Manufacturing/Process Engineering for several years now, and that requires a good mixture of computer-time and people-time. I prefer the former, which is why I'm trying to leave this field, but it could be a good choice for an extrovert like yourself when it comes to spending large amounts of your day on a factory floor. The pay is great, but you need to have an engineering degree (just a Bachelor's). Not sure what your background is.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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Nurse.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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Wasn’t it proven that too much computer/mobile phone time makes you more socially awkward. Sth to do with dopamine.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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Nurse.
Depends on what you consider a screen... Monitors and instruments count as screens to me too.

They might not be at a computer but they are checking on a screen every free minutes

Same as a plane pilot, no computer keyboard but the instruments have screens for gauges and everything else a plane does.
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