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As a workshifter, I have had to learn to literally shift from multi-tasking to mono-tasking. Make no mistake, I need to master multiple tasks a day, but I choose to focus on one at a time – which means I am constantly on the move from one task to the next, as they are completed […]

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Workshifting Through the Holidays

Posted by on 13 December 2010

Ah, the holidays. Time to relax, hang out with the family, and celebrate the joys of the season. This time of year I’m reminded of what it was like to work in an office environment. Work started to slow down as people left early to start their holidays. Quiet afternoons gave way to informal gatherings […]

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My Grammie Hearts Workshifting

Posted by on 2 December 2010

As any worker knows, the holidays and work clash.  We want to enjoy time with family, overeat on Thanksgiving, shop like mad on Black Friday, but the demands of work get in the way. For example, I work 1500 miles away from my family and Grammie.  While I love the beaches of Santa Barbara, I […]

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Death of the RSVP

Posted by on 15 November 2010

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point it became OK not to show up or respond to electronic invitations for meetings, parties, events… Admittedly, there is a high volume of electronic invitations sent to workshifters. The very nature of our work and the tools we use gives rise to the culture […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Workshifters

Posted by on 9 November 2010

It is amazing how quickly this year has flown by. The other day my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas. What?! Is it the holiday season already? That being true, I want to go over a few holiday gift ideas for the workshifter. Please leave any of your ideas in the comments section […]

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Workshifting Tips While on Vacation

Posted by on 1 January 2010

It’s New Year’s and as I write this I am within 100 yards of the immaculate Niagara Falls.  In a completely random sequence of events, I’m in an RV driving across the moose-filled terrain of Canada (For all you Twitter fiends out there, the hashtag for our current adventure is #rvcanada ).  Melissa and I […]

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Christmas and Workshifting

Posted by on 18 December 2009

Ok, that title may alienate a few folks, but sometimes instead of “holiday”, I just want to say Christmas!  Ok, I feel better. As Christmas gets near I need to mentally prepare for in-laws, distant cousins, intoxicated relatives, long drives, delayed planes and a lot of general pain associated with getting to loved ones.  Once […]

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