Did you know that there are federally mandated breaks for workers? That is, you’re supposed to get something like 15 minutes off for every 4 hours of work. (Those numbers may vary; I can’t be bothered with research right now… too much stuff to do.)
By my reasoning, if you don’t take your two 15-minute breaks per 8 hour workday, then you’re breaking the law. I mean, they are federally mandated, which means the government is telling you to do it. So unless you want to be a criminal, you’d better be taking those breaks!
BTW, your employer might not mention that, because some places want you to work, work, work all the time. But don’t let them strong-arm you into illegal practices. Know your rights! Knowing is half the battle! (And in this case, goofing off for 15 minutes is the other half.) 🙂