My off-site work involves a fair amount of local travel and meeting with people so I can’t just stop and spend 15 minutes answering emails quick. I know this sounds trivial, but with some people using the NO word is like pulling the trigger to shoot yourself in the foot. Because ASAP doesn’t mean drop everything and do it now. 5) She used to be my only supervisor for over 3 years, so I think she’s having trouble letting go. It’s almost like every week she is surprised you are gone again and there is really no need for her to be surprised every week.
Chiming in late to say–that happened to an editor friend of mine. Manipulate the font and margins a little to meet the page-length requirement, but make sure you don’t go too far. The scheduled final exam time was 30 minutes longer than the regular class, so we had 30 fewer minutes to do the exam. Some of us love writing papers, others despise every minute of it from the moment you write your name, the professor’s name, the class, and the date in proper format. Literally, entire departments would be wiped out and pared down to just 5-10 people one quarter only to be “ramped up” to 20-30 people the next.
If my team agreed to get something done within two weeks, I’d just assume (foolishly) that of course they’d send me a good draft within one week, and they’d actually have the task completely done in 10 days. “Say that you’ve said it. It’s possible I’m projecting here, but the thing about how you “clearly keep forgetting” is red flagging me so hard. She actually said the words, “when I say I need you to give me something by COB, you should really have it to me no later than 2:00.
Procrastination is due to external forces beyond one's. Also, I’m non-exempt and not allowed to work overtime so this greatly inhibits my ability to meet sudden deadline changes. Someone who directs only 5% of my tasks signs my timesheets and manages me now, so it’s tough to go to this new person for help prioritizing, leaving me to use my own judgement most of the time. And that pisses me off. However, the grade you do receive may be worth the time you blew off enjoying the first warm weeks of spring, or the late nights you spent in the bar instead of in the library.
If Boss gives you something and says “It’s due next Wednesday”, I think you need to ask “Is that your deadline when you need to submit it. [ 13] In 1982, it had been suggested that irrationality was an inherent feature of procrastination. When I’ve seen this (from people who aren’t strange to begin with), it’s generally because of lack of work-in-progress feedback prior to the deadline. You will incur interest at a rate determined quarterly based on the federal short-term rate, plus 3% compounded daily even if you do file an extension, which is why filing for an extension should not be thought of as a way to delay tax payments.
Who has an interruption every few minutes for something non-critical (like helping her remove an extraneous graphic from a Word document). The funny thing is, the longer I was in school, the earlier I started doing papers. Presenter: Waiting till the last minute to do something, that’s definitely the big one
that. When that date falls on a Friday, for some reason, the deadline is extended to the following Monday. The professor wants to know that you know what you’re talking about.
For example, if she usually tells you that you have 2 weeks to do task X but actually wants it in 1 week, the next time she asks for X in 2 weeks ask, “Are you sure you don’t want it sooner. Or if you didn’t want to go all the way to a spreadsheet, you could also just make it a word document that you cut and paste things from the “To Do” section to the “Done” section as they get done. We should be able to get everything done with no problem. Then you probably need a draft by Tuesday. Procrastination is considerably more widespread in students than in the general population, with over 70 percent of students reporting procrastination for assignments at some point. Then, the night before certain things were due, I would freak out trying to figure out if I did it or not, even scrambling around the house trying to find it.
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Even if the type of work she gives you does not necessitate her adding things or much review post-deadline, I think phrasing it that way makes it very sincere but practical in demonstrating that you’ve got her best interests in mind and want to make her life easier and less stressful. I know that feeling all too well. We basically spammed her with constant updates until she got tired of being bombarded by the tangible evidence of how much Priority Level One things she was giving us all the time, and she backed off a bit. Get them done and then I can focus on the big problem. It could be that the appearance of getting several things done would help her to calm down. And when there’s a potential conflict with what my coworker/sorta direct report is doing, I tell her that she needs to follow up with her boss and be sure that there isn’t an issue.