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6/27/10 4:45 P

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Cool deal, teleconferencing via elliptical...!

So if you ever made vague, roundabout comments you could blame it on the influence of the elliptical! :-)

Don

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6/27/10 4:25 P

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As a Clinical Research Associate, the one quality required is to be detail oriented. It is very difficult to pay attention to minute details and do something else at the same time. To miss something could result in firing, debarment and even jail. I find that being organized and reduce some of the need for multitasking.

I have a home office and I admit, I have been on a teleconference while working out on my elliptical.
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My husband worked for a company that required people in the field to use their commute time efficiently by talking/texting on the phone while driving. They called it "dashboard time". I wonder what Oprah would say? emoticon

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,649
6/24/10 9:05 P

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I think the key phrase in the article re: multi-tasking, etc is "if taken to the extreme."

I.E. it IS possible to have too much of a good thing! :-)

Don

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6/24/10 11:08 A

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I've worked for companies like that. It gets pretty irritating when you're one of the few multi-taskers.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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6/24/10 10:53 A

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Having been the one to hire in the past, I would NEVER hire someone who couldn't do even the most basic multi-tasking.
I actually worked at a location (law office, 2 main types of law)where one side allowed for multi-tasking & the other side did not.
The non multi tasking side had 30% overtime. And the multi-tasking side even had to help the other side with work, without going into overtime.
I mean really, can you not answer the phone while sending a fax, pressing start on the copy machine, and then grabbing a few pens for your desk?
Most calls & projects do not need complete attention.
Just my thoughts though.
Plus I say "effective multi-tasking" not ADD multi tasking which I guess is what this article refers to. LOL
-MIchelle

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6/24/10 10:23 A

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I would have thought those would be good things. In fact the top two are on my resume.

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,649
6/24/10 7:15 A

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5 Job Skills That Can Hurt Your Career

hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-articles-5_
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"We all know that moderation is important. Treating yourself to a chocolate chip cookie or two is a nice way to splurge after dinner; eating half a dozen in a single sitting is more likely to give you a stomach ache.

The same principle holds true when it comes to your career. Without proper moderation, even the most beneficial skills can harm, rather than help, you on the job.

Here are five abilities that will set you back professionally if taken to the extreme."

Let's hone our skills to their BEST possible use!

Don

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