How Tired Are You And How Easy Is It To Make A Mistake?

Face it. When I’m tired, I make mistakes. Our brains need sleep or “time down” when conducting important duties, especially those that involve mathematics or other calculations. There is no doubt about it, we all have interesting ways of staying alert in order to avoid mistakes.

Performing payroll involves a huge amount of mental focus. If they say “the devil is in the details,” then certainly payroll involves plenty of the devil’s time. lol

So how do you stay awake and alert when conducting payroll chores? I am really curious to hear your comments. This could be very interesting, at the least. I think we all have ways of keeping alert when processing payroll or doing payroll duties, so let’s hear them!

Do you turn up the music on your iPod and sing along, or do you drink five Red Bulls every day? Do you have to take a few laps around the building to keep the blood flowing and stay alert, or do you just knuckle down and push forward until it is done?

Please use the comment button on this page and share with us the ways you stay alert when the numbers and math just get too much for you to bear. I can’t wait to read your responses!

--C. Cook

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