# 7 Multitasking, # 10 and #4
Multitasking is a nice line used by supervisors for an excuse. People can only process one thing at a time. Try it. Spread 2 piles of paper a couple of feet apart. Now put a pencil inbetween them. You cannot pick up both piles of paper and the pencil at the same time using your hands without shoving them all together as one. Ask the experts, they will agree with me. Miss the birth of my child? If you do because of work, you will watch the kid grow up from work like I did. You never, ever, get that time back. IT will drive you to not like people as you do your best to help them and they will stab you in the back. After 30 years in IT I know a lot about that.
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