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Some advice about leaving work at work found via Lifehack.org. I know a few people on my flist that could likely benefit from some of these suggestions. I certainly know I can.

This coming from another 10-13 hour day ahead of me and likely a 50+ hour week. And a new Treo in the mail.
Hrrmmph.

Current Mood: indifferent indifferent

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tokudama From: tokudama Date: February 26th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. My method is called "WoW." It works wonders for me.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 26th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I watch a lot of TV. I spend my entire day very intellectually engaged. I like shutting it off for a while.
tokudama From: tokudama Date: February 26th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I used to do a lot of TV as well, then I had to choose between cable or internet. Internet won =)

Your work day is far, far more challenging than mine, though, so I totally understand why you'd want to completely zone out
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 27th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Lies!

Allow me to highlight the most vicious:

Do not think about work during the entire commute, you must separate before you get home! -- If I were to do this, then I would forget to call and leave messages for my many pervayers and as a result, have no product come 10am the next morning. In fact, I'll go a step further and suggest that you're being unproductive by listening to the radio, when you could be on the phone with a screaming japanesse guy arguing about fish.

After that, you must agree that work is over. -- Yeah, and you know, those kids in Jurassic Park should have just wished away the dinosaurs too.

If you really don't need to work, keep the electronics off. -- II'm confused about this as it doesn't really address cell phones and books, both of which are important to my work. How do I turn books off? Knowledge is constantly flowing, I can't control people's thoughts. Why do they want me to control people's thoughts?

When you get home, immediately ask how your spouse's day went (AND LISTEN) -- Rediculous! When I ask my room mates what they did today, they just tell me stories about taking naps and playing video games which make me sad or angry because it must have been much better than my day. Why do you want to get so sad the first moment you're home?

Whether you believe it or not, your company will survive without you. -- Flagrantly false. I served notice and now everyone is quiting like rats fleeing a sinking ship. Soon the restaurant will close down because there will be no one left to make it run. Why does the author hate my business so much with his lies?!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-10 PM I have sworn not to do work. -- Doesn't he understand that dinner service starts at 5pm? How am I supposed to declare "No Work Time" at the busiest point of my day. He is a know-nothing-know-it-all.

When I plan my days, I leave a minimum of 25% of the time open. This time is used for emergencies, task lists, etc. -- I'm awake for 18 hours on average. I work around 13 of those, and commute around 1 of those. That means that my free time is only 11% of my day. Clearly he is not capable of doing simple math if he thinks that I can squeeze 2 gallons out of four quarts.

Get up earlier -- He's the devil.
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