While I do staff reviews and update calendars today, I’m listening to the new album by Gorillaz, “The Fall” thanks to a free online preview.
I was trying to watch an online episode of “Chuck” while working today. I do that sometimes–watch TV (online) while working. Some of the tasks I do as part of my job are so mindless and routine that I can work at full speed and stay error-free while having a browser window open with a sitcom or hour-long drama playing. Of course, it has to be something you can get away with just listening to. If you really had to pay attention to the images on-screen, the show would pull you away from your spreadsheet too much.
Anyway, I was trying to catch up on “Chuck”, but because the reviews involved writing–which requires a different level of attention and engagement–I had to turn it off. Last thing I want is someone reading my comments in their review and seeing, “Employee excelled at communication and took a leadership role in the project and oh my god his mom’s a double agent, I did not see that coming.” That would make for an interesting performance review, but it would be hard to determine a merit increase from a statement like that.