Promises I Didn’t Make and Can’t Keep

Trying to deliver on someone else’s promises is frustrating, especially when you weren’t involved in making those promises. To make matters worse, this person won’t acknowledge that their commitments can’t be delivered on in the time frames promised. But, rather than face reality and let an already-overworked team know that the revised delivery dates are okay, the message back is, “just work harder.” Thanks, we’ll get right on violating the laws of spacetime.

And so the frustration goes. So much so, that it’s akin to screwing your dick into a light socket connected to a dimmer switch. At first it tingles but eventually you’re clenching your fists and screaming.

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