For the last month, yours truly has been practically living in the office, staying up late, working two shifts. My first shift is during the day, when there are many meetings and phone calls.
The second shift is in late evening, when everything is quiet. In between, I take short breaks. Fortunately, CEntrance has a separate quiet room for naps. All of our employees can take naps during the day and many do. It’s very refreshing and better than the laptop pillow on the left, even though that looks so alluring right about now…
My primary job is managing CEntrance. That’s the business of working with vendors, clients, customers and partners. It also includes working with our wonderful staff, who are proactive in everything they do and therefore ask a lot of questions to make sure we as a company are always taking the best course of action. While obviously I don’t know everything, I have to participate in meetings and join in on decision-making. During this first shift I cannot do any design work. Too many interruptions.
My night job for consists of actually designing the product. In this role I take full responsibility for all decisions regarding product’s features and operation. I also design electronics and lay out the PCBs, which are critical to product’s performance. In case you don’t know, PCB layout is the business of spreading out the electronic components on the circuit board and connecting them up with copper traces. We will be talking more about PCB design, a fascinating subject, next.