I am an intern at a software development company. I am 24 and this is my first time working for a company, with co-workers, having a boss, etc, although I have some experience as a freelancer.
Sometimes I am worried that I slack off too much. I see how my co-workers are so industrious and work non-stop (they do slack off of course, but I guess not to the extend that I do), but maybe it is because they have much to do.
I tried to justify my slacking off by thinking it was because I am only assigned one task and there is no pressure or deadline for me so sometimes I am not motivated enough.
I do work and have made significant progress on what I have been assigned.
But there are days that I spend half my day just slacking off. Or another extreme example that happened just yesterday :
I was waiting for instructions on how to proceed with a certain matter and had to wait for one of my co-workers to ask questions.
He came at 6PM, and until that time I was just sitting at my desk, browsing, literally doing nothing all day.
Is this wrong on my part?
How long do you usually slack off at work?
What should I do?
I don't want to be accused of being lazy or slacking off too much.