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  •  aka "DON'T INTERRUPT ME!" (4+ / 0-)
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    rhubarb, eru, KenBee, KelleyRN2

    When I'm doing a task that I am averse to, I jump straight in and go like a speeding freight train until it is done.  I know anything, any interruption at all will make it that much harder to get back on task.  (Plus I've probably been putting this task off and need it done yesterday.)

    Anyone who does interrupt me will not be treated with understanding and compassion.  "Okay, what is it?  Make it snappy!"  I'm a nice person, really - you just caught me at the wrong time.

    I don't like interruptions at all.  The not looking at people who are asking me a question is because I'm Staying On Task Dammit.  If you live with someone who has AD/HD, you should be aware that trying to get on track is not easy and often not pleasant.  We have to work so damned hard!

    Show me the POLICY!

    by Fabian on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 02:18:32 AM PST

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    •  I felt that way in my previous workplace, where (2+ / 0-)
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      Fabian, KelleyRN2

      I had many menial tasks to get done and usually several onerous ones (such as taking about 2 hours to get a pain med scheduled, calling the MD, calling the pharmacy and then usually playing phone tag when the rigors of prescribing, say, a schedule II narcotic had not been met.  Then documenting all of the above in a waterproof, regulation sort of way).  On top of that, I had 50 patients and a building full of subordinates, most of whom seemed to need prodding, always, and direct supervision at times.

      So, staying on task was not just painful, it was nearly impossible.

      I likened that whole experience to working under a busy 3-holed shitter.

      Unscrewing the inscrutable since 1965

      by rhubarb on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 02:30:11 PM PST

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