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Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 13:21
I just submitted my last application and somehow I'm supposed to start working again--I guess I was supposed to be working all along...
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 14:05
25%-0%...then I went 0-4-1 in round 1 and really regretted it.
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 14:14
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25%-0%...then I went 0-4-1 in round 1 and really regretted it.


Sorry to hear that. I think that is everyone's worst nightmare. Did you get any apps in Rd2? If so, good luck.
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 14:19
I went with 0-25% but I was being generous :-D
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 14:34
You should have negative percentages. I think I was hurting productivity at work, i.e. not letting others be productive due to my lack of productivity.
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 14:54
That's how I described my situation to someone the other day... glad i'm not alone!

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You should have negative percentages. I think I was hurting productivity at work, i.e. not letting others be productive due to my lack of productivity.
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 14:54
I feel better now when i see we were all in the same boat!

25-50%
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 15:10
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I went with 0-25% but I was being generous :-D


I'm with you. Negative numbers were not an option. :-D
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 15:19
Work? I've been spending so much time here lately, I accounted for the chance I might get fired.


I already wrote my resignation letter, cleaned out most of my desk, deleted personal stuff on work laptop........but I am gonna collect as many paychecks as I can before they kick me out :wink:
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 15:24
Anyone who knows me at GC will tell u that I stopped working in august!
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 15:29
Who are the 7 go getters doing more than 50% of their work?!!
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 17:19
Not me, thats for sure! 25-50%

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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 17:51
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I am envious of y'all who can work on their apps instead of their work...

Unfortunately if I'm not at least 90% at work I may not have a job soon whether I am accepted anywhere or not.

How about a social life poll? That's what I had to sacrifice this year :( Surprised I have any friends left really ;)
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 18:33
yea I'm slowing down alright...both work AND social..and this is only the gmat and research.
comes fall (my application time), I think it's gonna be way crazier.

people: want to hang out tonight?
me : ugh..I can't,sorry.. not today.
ppl: are you in for snowboarding trip this weekend?
me: nuh, not this weekend. I have to take care of some stuff.
ppl: poker night tomorrow?
me: Ah my bad..I think I have to cancel that one also.
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 19:26
cez wrote:
I am envious of y'all who can work on their apps instead of their work...

Unfortunately if I'm not at least 90% at work I may not have a job soon whether I am accepted anywhere or not.

How about a social life poll? That's what I had to sacrifice this year :( Surprised I have any friends left really ;)

just because i'm at work doesn't mean i'm doing it...
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2009, 21:04
You need an option for TWO Augusts ago.
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2009, 01:14
IHateTheGMAT wrote:
Who are the 7 go getters doing more than 50% of their work?!!

I started a new job right when I started writing applications, so I really had no choice.
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2009, 06:04
25-50%, but I don't see what that has to do with the application season (kidding obviously)! :lol:
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2009, 08:32
i've been so bad at work that i almost fumbled up one task
gosh, i can't wait to get an admit
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Re: Productivity % during application season [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2009, 09:48
The funny thing is, when I read this post, I started thinking about how I have been messing up simple tasks at work - getting dates wrong on the calendar, etc. etc...I haven't screwed up anything big, but it's funny how even the app process is starting to prepare me for the pressures of the MBA.
Re: Productivity % during application season   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2009, 09:48
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