As I mentioned on previous post, I was fired from my last job during this pandemic because, as an ex-co-worker that still talk to wrote to me, that my last employer thought that I can’t multitask. I was one of two people let go from that company. The person was let go because they were always late.
The Truth about Multitasking.
Since the 1920s, there have been tons of scientific studies on this subject, and they all come to the same conclusion: NO ONE CAN MULTITASK.
It’s impossible to focus on more than one thing at the same time.
If You are an Employer Asking Your Workers to Multitask ...
They are most likely going to screw up on one, two, or all the tasks that you want them to do. That’s a given. If you are not willing to budge on this subject, your company is going to fail down the road. Remember that happy employees, means happy customers.
If you are an employer who still thinks that anyone can photocopy, write, clean the office, and make coffee all at the same time, try it out and see if they can do it perfectly. I bet you that they will make some mistakes.
Or maybe try this on yourself. I forgot how this goes but try patting yourself on the head with one hand clockwise, rubbing your stomach with the other counter-clockwise, and draw circles with your foot. I bet you can’t do it. I think that’s how it goes. If not, please let me know.
But then again….
As I am looking back at my last job, I know that I worked with someone who cleans the office better than I can, and he does my job too. But you can’t sit at the computer and clean the floors at the same time. That is not called Multitasking.
Multitasking is if you do many different jobs at the same time. For example, as I am writing this, I have my TV on, but the volume is muted. That’s multitasking. I think that my last employer got the word confused because, they are a radio station and only jobs that do multitask are those of the announcers and news anchors. They must talk, read a script, and push buttons all at the same time. Whereas all the other departments don’t do that.
There should be a different word for doing more than one thing, but not at the same time, but there isn’t. So, it is best that my last employer clear that up with whichever writer, salesperson or non-speaking jobs they are hiring for.
I wish that I would have pushed forth and mention that I can do Data Entry well, but I couldn’t. The atmosphere there was stifling creatively and since it was a small radio station, there was no leeway into moving up within the company. Otherwise, you are stuck in that position for however long you are there. There were lots of turnarounds in this company. I’ve seen a lot of people, like myself, treat this station as starter job to a career. They work here for a couple of months or years, and then they get a job at another radio station.
What does this have to do with me the reader?
Here I am rambling about myself and forgetting that all blog posts should be about you, the reader. What is in it for you? That’s what I am relearning in my Copywriting class. I write this and other Jobless Blogger posts so that there are people that can relate to me. I too am learning as I am looking for better work opportunities. However, because of this pandemic, I have not gotten a single job interview or any Freelance Work (Which I will talk about in another post). That is frustrating. So tell me how you relate to my situation?