Different stages of a day's work - Really long posts about nothing.
Jul. 21st, 2011
10:21 pm - Different stages of a day's work
1) We get in and send a few quick "Thank you" emails or "I'll take care of that" while sipping coffee, letting those who might notice that we are active and engaged... the sooner the better. If we get in at 7 and don't send an email until 10, people might think we're not actually working at 7!
2) Energy and motivation are high, we're picking out the big and problematic issues to work on, sinking our teeth into them early, before the day (or conference calls) zap our enthusiasm.
3) after-lunch lull... cherry picking the easier tasks because we spent half the day on one thing, and our metrics will look like crap if we only do 2-3 things in a day.
4) Life is unfair, why do we have to work anyway, is it 5 yet? I need to pick up a lottery ticket. No longer cherry-picking easy work, we're cherry picking the stuff that we can 'push back' because the ticket isn't in the right status, or we need more information. It empties out the inbox, but nothing is actually getting done.
5) A few quick "Thank you" emails or "I'll take care of that" promises after 5, to show that we were here late... 'working'. Even though everyone is just hanging out discussing which bar to hit, or who else might be hiring... DST's cubicles have a nicer shade of 'putty', maybe we should apply there?