This wait accumulates while SQL Server is executing the WAITFOR command. As this is an idling wait it is safe to ignore. The WAITFOR command does consume a small number of CPU cycles so it is recommended not to use it excessively

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  1. If long waits are expected between executions it will be less resource intensive to run as periodically as an Agent job
  2. High values of this wait are safe to ignore

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Filtering Out Benign Waits

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