having a new job for the past few weeks has forced me to learn that i don't do so well with many people coming at me simultaneously with requests marked "urgent." i have had to learn survival. and for those of us creative types used to trying so hard to tune into the flow of life and all that business, it is hard to be in an environment where that is not the best plan of attack.
still: about three weeks in, i am coming up with some strategies. what follows is my "survival tips list for those who need to have day jobs."