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Just a tip if you were struggling in the start - you don't need that many staff. Staff are actually quite expensive when you consider the speed of the game. Try and micro manage staff rather than just assigning many. E.g. with your handmen you can assign areas for them to work. With mechanics, don't hire more than 1 until you start actually getting problems which demand it.

Hope this is of help :)
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I am surprised that you took the perception that an automatic task generally cannot be considered multitasking. This seems like an arbitrary distinction when the line between automated actions and non-automated actions cannot be clearly defined (Anderson, 1982). At what point does a learner driver have full "control" over driving? Take for instance your very own example of driving. We engage in stunningly large array of complex subtasks while driving, simultaneously. On a basic level, our visual system is scanning the environment for potential risks, we engage in higher-level planning and decision making to plan our route, we are physically controlling the car, and of course we might be talking to someone at the same time. By definition, we are multitasking.

Savlucci & Taatgen (2010) argue that as we automate tasks (through expertise for example) we become better at multitasking because we rely less on declarative memory to plan our actions, thereby, our "procedural resource" is not bottlenecked by retrieving knowledge of task instructions (e.g. over time we do no longer need to think about how to change gears). Nonetheless, automated tasks can still be involved in a multitasking situation (or be a multitasking situations themselves).

I understand that making divides between two tasks (e.g. primary and secondary) is pragmatically useful when we are assessing multitasking at a broad level of abstraction; however, to arbitrarily cut out all automated tasks from the multitasking continuum altogether (until a non-automated task is activated) seems like a strong theoretical claim.

Let me know if I am missing something here. Cheers.
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Thank you for your well thought out response. Your explanation certainly made my understanding more clear, and given the introductory student context, I understand the difficulties faced in actually clearly defining what constitutes multitasking 'scientifically'.

The problem you raise regarding a definition or criterion for a multitasking situation is an issue I have been thinking about as well. My research pertains to the study of interruptions (sequential task switching) in complex workplace tasks. The literature as it currently stands makes no clear distinction regarding what exactly an interruption is and how an interruption differs from multitasking. The distinction is a simplistic one to make from a layman's point of view, however, scientifically speaking it is much more difficult. 

Idealistically, a good rule of thumb is that an interruption is a situation in which two tasks are performed sequentially (sequential switching). However, as you mentioned a lot of research paradigms would consider this a unique form of multitasking. I have frequently found myself wondering at what level does multitasking actually become sequential switching. Trafton & Monk, made the distinction by stating the defining feature of an interruption paradigm is the presence of a primary task which must be returned to. Nonetheless, the question still remains how disengaged one must be from the primary task to consider it an interruption. Is it a matter of all modalities (visual, auditory, tactile, cognitive) being disengaged from a primary task to be considered an interruption, or just some of them?

As you can tell, I seem to have more questions than definitive answers at this stage of my research. Cheers for your reply. If I have more thoughts on this, I will send them through if you are happy to discuss.

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It takes so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment  or the courage to pay the price. One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace the world like a lover. One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but always total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.

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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I would love to say more than "these are the best kebabs in Australia".. But all I can say is these are the best kebabs in Australia.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Overpriced drinks, lack of any great service and terrible respect for artists playing are a combination for a terrible night out here. I recently saw an acoustic gig and security guards were smashing glass bottles during the whole set, the audio technicians were entirely incompetent and the artist could hardly be heard. You could hear the club music from down stairs blaring straight to the upstairs venue. After the gig we headed downstairs for a few drinks and were shocked at the pricing and size of the drinks. Service took around 10 minutes just to get a single order in. There was very limited outdoor space and staff made no effort to control people. Overall a very poor club, although probably your only option in the Fremantle area.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
After numerous negative experiences with The Moon in the past few years, I decided to return with friends and give it a chance. The same classic, almost retro vibe was there and the place seemed pretty clean. We were greeted to be seated pretty quickly, although if you have coming with more than 6 people I highly suggest making a booking. Some of the staff are the friendliest people you will meet, whilst others were apathetic and didn't seem to care much for the customers or their position. They didn't take long to take our order and our food came out pretty quickly (we dined around 7:30PM), although the meals came out somewhat disjointed. All-round the food was pretty good, there were no complaints from anyone. The servings were large and pretty good value for money. I ordered a Italian Sausage Pizza, and I have to note: almost all their meats are free range (including the sausage) which was a really nice additional bonus. The salads were pretty lettuce-y, probably something to be cautious of. My friends all regretted ordering cocktails, with one commenting hers tasted like cough syrup. Probably not known exclusively for it's cocktails, however, I have heard other negative reviews. The toilets were in pretty good condition, which was nice comparing to my last visit. Overall, I enjoyed my dining experience at The Moon Cafe. In my opinion, it is nothing to hang on the edge of your seat for, however if you are around in Northbridge at that hour or are looking for a late night-feed The Moon seems like a reasonable place to go.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Bilbys is awesome! Great burgers and atmosphere. Nothing like it in Perth.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Greatest book shop in Perth by far. An unrivaled selection of books and all the staff are incredibly helpful. They seem to all have an infinate repertoire of knowledge they are happy to serve out. Always a good experience, and even when I go in "just for a browse", I emerge with a book.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I went here with my family for a 21st Birthday Dinner, and have also been for an 18th. The atmosphere is wonderful and is very clean. The staff were all friendly and service was relatively fast given the amount of people that were there at the time. The food was of high quality and all the meals were cooked to perfection. The servings were large enough to satisfy, although they could have been bigger. However, the meal and drink prices are extraordinarily high, and they seem to be pushing their value range greatly. At around $80 a head for beverages and a meal, it really didn't seem worth it. As mentioned, food was of high quality, but not enough to justify spending $400+ for a family. If money is of no object to you, I would recommend it as one of Perth's nicer dining locations, however, if you are like most people and you do not have $50-$80 to fork out for a meal, I suggest avoiding Kalisis.
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Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago