Man pays woman to stop him going on Facebook

Man pays woman to stop him going on Facebook

A US man is paying a woman £5 an hour to hit him if he uses Facebook at work.

''Having worked mostly alone, on my computer, I found that the majority of my time is spent unproductively.''

Computer programmer Maneesh Sethi took the drastic measure after calculating he had been wasting around 19 hours a week on the social networking site, so he placed an advert on classifieds website Craiglist for an individual to slap him if he uses the webpage during work hours.

In a post on his blog, he wrote: ''Humans are social animals - we aren't designed to live and work alone.

''Now that the average worker's job is to sit in front of a computer, often with no supervision, it's no surprise that we are only productive three days each week.

''Having worked mostly alone, on my computer, I found that the majority of my time is spent unproductively.''

''I figured, 'This is stupid, why am I wasting this time doing nothing?'

''When I have a boss, or someone of authority watching me, I always get my work done. How can I simulate the authority figure?''