In my year-and-a-half working a real-person job, I’ve accumulated several tidbits of truth that The Real World keeps hidden.
The first of these? Inbox arithmetic. The amount of time spent sorting email grows exponentially with each day spent out of the office. For example, after being out of the office on from Wednesday through Friday this week, I can plan to spend six times more on email than I would on an ordinary Monday.
Anyone who can explain this phenomenon will become my temporary hero. Drives. Me. Bonkers.