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Fridays' Unscientific Poll [20140411|10:08]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Poll #1964171 Like a boss

There is a tedious task that only needs doing once. It's below my pay grade and I should delegate it.

I'll take the time to explain to the person(s) who should be doing it, even though it takes longer, rather than do it myself. It's the principle of the thing.
2(9.5%)
Ugh, I can't be bothered. I'll do it myself.
19(90.5%)

There is a tedious task that will need repeating many times. It can be shared, but only if others are taught how to do it.

I'll write out a procedure for it and teach others to follow it. The initial time investment is worth the future recuperation of shared energy.
15(71.4%)
Ugh, I can't be bothered. I'll do it myself.
6(28.6%)

There is a tedious task that is above my pay grade that I've been asked to do.

I'll flag it and send it up the chain of command.
15(71.4%)
Ugh, I can't be bothered. I'll do it myself.
6(28.6%)

Would you like a chocolate Magnum ice cream bar?

Yes please.
8(26.7%)
Hell yes.
11(36.7%)
No, thank you.
2(6.7%)
And a cup of tea, thanks.
9(30.0%)
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2014-04-11 13:27 (UTC)
I'll be down to your office for the Magnum shortly :-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-12 20:15 (UTC)
D'oh! I wasn't in college yesterday. Am in Tue-Wed next week though. Happy to provide Magnums then. :)
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[User Picture]From: purplecthulhu
2014-04-12 20:46 (UTC)
Sneaky!

And we're away in Skye all next week. Look like you got away with it this time :-)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-12 20:48 (UTC)
Sorry! I hope your trip is invigorating and fulfilling. :)
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2014-04-11 22:13 (UTC)
Have you seen the 25th anniversary limited edition ganache and chili Magnum? Mother of god.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-12 20:15 (UTC)
No, I haven't. O.O That sounds AMAZING.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-04-12 01:14 (UTC)
I guess the two factors for me that are unknown are: 1) how long will the tasks take? and 2) will you have to do it again in the future? If you have to do it again in the future, then it makes sense to train others...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-04-12 20:16 (UTC)
*nod* If it's a one-off, but it's so complicated that it would require a single person more than a week, it would probably be worth it to get someone to help.
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