time-suck

time-suck

(tīm′sŭk′)
n. Slang
Something that requires an inordinate amount of time and is usually unproductive or unsuccessful.
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Staying on top of tax and expenses, getting paid on-time or managing an unpredictable flow of income is a big worry and time-suck for customers.
When I think about it, perhaps the most important thing I've been doing to reduce technology-related stress and internet time-suck is to not just click on links randomly as they appear under my nose, but to be more deliberate about what I choose to look at online.
It's a total time-suck. I'll be like, "I'm going to be really good and go to bed before midnight," and cut to 2 a.m.
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Turgenev sent Tolstoy a personal message: A confidential warning--Facebook is a catastrophic time-suck for Slavophile and Westernizer alike.
"Unless advisers have a streamlined way to produce financial plans, increasing financial planning activities will also result in a time-suck for these advisers," Pirker said.
I even love a lot of the garbage on the Web, so-called time-suck sites, just as I have to admit to some guilty boob-tube pleasures.
While there are huge advantages to this form of communication - for instance, bringing together workforces that are distributed throughout the country and world - it has also become a huge burden and time-suck for busy professionals everywhere," said SaneBox's Rachel Dotson, co-creator of the Inbox Zero Academy.
The key is to offer the person something first, instead of an afternoon time-suck. Clark cites the example of Debbie Horovitch, a Canadian social media consultant, who was able to build relationships with powerful businessmen like Guy Kawasaki and Mike Michalowicz by inviting them to participate in her Google+ Hangout interviews on how to become a business author.
My new online time-suck of choice is one I never saw coming: Jewish Hoops America, a Website devoted to "Jewish high school basketball teams and players from around the country."
As I noted before, many people still regard them as frivolous, or they fear them as a monumental time-suck. And, of course, if not used judiciously and strategically, that is exactly what they can be.
How can business owners and managers turn around the proverbial time-suck?