No he just has a life outside work. Lursa and Betor are just impatient, lazy and incompetent. Geordi wouldnt have been made Chief Engineer of the flagship if he wasnt gifted, as the series demonstrated This question is retarded. Geordi is in Main Engineering a lot. He is neither lazy nor incompetent.
Seems to me he was often in Engineering. On that occasion, remember he had recently been brutalized by Soran. Probably Doctor's orders to relax a little.
The original version of the scene makes a little more sense, as the sequence is much more drawn out.