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How IT Workers Can Survive Cold And Flu Season
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jagibbons
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9/9/2015 | 2:17:06 PM
Re: IT and Sleep Make Strange Bedfellows ...
The prevailing business culture across the globe is to do more with less. For those outside IT, that usually means using technology to increase efficiency. For those of us in IT, that means delivering more efficiency and innovation to our organizations. Demand will always outpace supply. Each of us in IT has to learn how to balance our personal needs for health, family, etc. with the demands of the job. Or, find another employer that is more balanced.
Brian.Dean
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9/8/2015 | 5:27:25 AM
Re: IT and Sleep Make Strange Bedfellows ...
IT and sleep do not go well because, a PC is all that is required to work on a report, code, complete documentation, communicate and upgrade skills. A PC is also a very good barrier against the flu virus. However, it might be a good idea to be exposed to viruses from time to time to strengthen the immune system.
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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9/7/2015 | 5:02:28 PM
Re: IT and Sleep Make Strange Bedfellows ...
@jastroff     I think it is elements of all that you mention. But personally, I am in a constant battle to keep up with the skills required of my field and this usually takes me deep into the night.

I have been fortunate to work will some very sharp people, and since I am the low person on the totem pole - it requires constant application to keep them in sight. Hopefully it will pay off soon.
jastroff
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9/7/2015 | 4:32:06 PM
Re: IT and Sleep Make Strange Bedfellows ...
>> I have noticed that the longer one is in IT - the less sleep they actually get.

 

agree .. wonder why? too connected? too wired at the end of the day? not enough stimulus or interactivity? too much problem solving? or just too tired to rest...

what do you think?
Gary_EL
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9/7/2015 | 1:15:25 PM
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No wonder I never get colds! I sleep when I want - and I just got up at the crack of noon.
Technocrati
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9/7/2015 | 1:01:24 PM
IT and Sleep Make Strange Bedfellows ...

Not surprised that sleep is the best way to fight colds and getting sick in the first place.  Though sleep and  IT don't seem to go well with each other.

I have noticed that the longer one is in IT - the less sleep they actually get.

 

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