As noted over in reflective surface, task switching sucks. I often complain about that at work. It really, really slows me down at times.

Posted by jzawodn at October 13, 2002 03:24 PM

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# kasia said:

Tell me about it.. currently I'm busy on three different projects at work and have to switch contexts several times a day.. ugh..

on October 13, 2002 05:30 PM
# Gavin said:

I'd be happy if I only have to switch several times a day.

We work on billable hours, just like a lawyer would, and use a little timer app to bill on a 15 min interval.

Last week it wasn't unusual for 6-10 entries a day in my timer. This pre-xmas period is when things start getting busy for anyone in (e-)commerce.

Basically it means I get to bill 7 hours out of 9-10 instead of my usual 8 and feel like I haven't accomplised anything :(

on October 13, 2002 05:40 PM
# l.m.orchard said:

Somehow, I was fortunate enough to wiggle my way into a Lead Software Architect role here and convince my company that I was wasted on day-to-day client work. So, I manage to go whole days without interruption, working on infrastructure and R&D apps here.

It's a dream, compared to when I was working directly on client work from day to day (we're a web promotion company). I had a constant low-level buzz of vertigo - the kind one gets when the big kid spins the merry-go-round at a malicious speed, and you spend the rest of the day just trying to walk straight.

on October 14, 2002 08:01 AM
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