A typical work day, part 2

9 AM. I spent the bulk of the last two hours in a meeting and now have time to get started on the conversion of the ID number in the project system. I usually check my email once an hour, on the hour, rather than keep email open throughout the day. This prevents distraction and interruptions in “flow time”. So I checked email and was pleased to see that I had no mail upon which I had to act. A co-worker gave me an article on some good “soft skills” interview questions and so I’m going to spend a few minutes updating our wiki site for technical interview questions (we are in the process of hiring for 4 new developer positions within our group). Then I can get some real work done.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.