On my main work, I'm sofware engineer in test, in other words I write programs to test different systems. It means, I'm used with automatization and don't really like to do a lot of work by hands. So, to the stock photos.
First I take my camera and used as it should be used - take pictures. It's hands work, but it's amazing and exciting. Then I take out my flash card from the camera and insert it into computer. Then the magic starts.
Photoes are automatically copied to certain folder. I keep them by date, so it would be Photoes/ Year/some-date folder.
Select is done by hands, because automation is not good for photos evaluation from poins of composition.
Then I have processing and saving script. It takes initial files, makes general adjustments, that I have come to by several manual postprocessings, takes a pause to receive keywords and saves me high quality jpeg.
First I tried to insert keywords at the beginning and process a big bunch of photoes from one set. But now i prefer to process one batch, where several series are present. So I insert keywords in the middle. And it is done =)
Of course, I review photoes and sometimes manually adjust or reprocess some photoes as I save TIFF files as well. But most photoes do not require more than what is done by script. And this saves time.