So for the last 4-5 years I have worked for a few employers a desk job that is a good job but is pretty repetitive and work can be kind of slow. Sometimes I feel like I sit and stare at a computer screen for 40 hours a week. Thus, taking a “5 minute” break to read the news online or Wikipedia can be very tempting but those breaks can last 30-45 mins when I am not disciplined.
Lets say I wasted an average of 1-2 hours a day. In general, I do a good job and get a lot done, but I could have gotten more done if I was more disciplined.
I know it can be sinful to “waste time” when working. However, are we obliged to give restitution to our employer in monetary terms? I am trying to put in a few extra hours at work some times to make up for the past, but it is unlikely I will ever be able to make all the time up. Especially since I no longer work for two employers. It would be pretty expensive to pay that time back. I also have no legal obligation to give restitution but am wondering if there is a moral obligation to give restitution. I asked a priest once about this like 4 years ago, and he said he didn’t think I needed to but didn’t sound like he was too sure about it. A person on Catholic radio gave something similar to this a reason to make restitution.
As far as I remember, I have never lied on a time card. I just may have slacked out quite a bit.
Anyone ever worry or have concern about this?