You're harshing my flow, man[ager]!
April 16, 2010 12:13 PM Subscribe
I have a manager who constantly interrupts my attention-hungry programming work with easy, quick tasks that she believes "will just take a second, no problem." This destroys my productivity. How does the hive mind deal with this?
posted by sonic meat machine to Work & Money (35 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
My manager has no technical background—finds tables in Word a challenge—and seems to view blocks of time as irrelevant. When I told her I needed to take Fridays and only work on programming projects in order to get them done by the deadline, she asked "How long on Fridays?"
This is killing my morale. Programming is my favorite part of my job, and it seems as if my direct supervisor has no comprehension of "flow" or how harmful multitasking is when you're doing something that takes a great deal of mental effort.