My dad is in a scientific study right now, which is so cool! But they put him in the control group. This was his commentary when l asked him how it felt.
As a media & entertainment analyst l was obliged to recuse myself from surveys. Now that I'm not anymore, l struggle with whether or not to respond to survey emails.
someone explain to me how this is a show about monogamous heteronormative people because i really don't see it
part of my 'instead of cleaning my house, i'm just going to draw what it might look like if it were clean' series
I used to get told the same thing a lot while I was working as an analyst. "Don't Overthink This." Um, OK. Since I stopped working in October, I've started to comb through these phrases I've heard repetitively without truly understanding what they meant. The object of this exercise has been to avoid hearing them again. My reflection of the timing and context of hearing Don't Overthink This in particular is as follows:
Usually when people say it to me, "Don't Overthink This" is more just a shit code for "Don't Ask Questions and Get it Done and Stop Bothering Me Because I Need To Go Fuck Someone In The Copy Room." That's fun, I hope. I have never tried it. I have to conclude that this is what this means, because it's usually said to me by a manager or stakeholder on a deliverable that they promised someone would be done a long time ago without every coming to me to ask how long I'd take, knowing they could just lean on me to work 14 hour days until it got done. I'm flexible like that.
Suffice it to say that "Don't Overthink This" doesn't really strike me as an empathic call to be gentle on my own mind, or even to produce quality work. It strikes me as a gaslighty way of shifting blame to me for their own failing to negotiate a work timeline with me in advance of promising the work to someone else. If I can't do it with the efficiency of someone who's been doing the task for 10 years, then they can find a way to blame me for somehow trying *too* hard, thinking too hard. Not an actual drawback in any life scenario I've ever been in. Only a drawback for people who don't care about the work they do and are simply using me to look good to their superiors, while simultaneously having a fallback plan in case it goes to pot and they need to blame me. This is sort of human nature, from what I've seen anyway.
Human nature aside, I have often wondered if those Don't Overthink This people know just how much shit i think about and how little I've ever overthought my job. Here's one of my sort of normal run-of-the-mill thought trains as an example: