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Oh, You Meant NEXT Friday

September 2, 2022

I’d like that done by Friday.

I had a meeting earlier this week with my boss. We were going over a series of reports that needed to be defined. There were 33 in all. Each report has a similar format

  • Description
  • Pre-condition
  • Post-condition
  • Acceptance criteria

And, of course, they need to be defined as well. Wednesday to Friday is a tight schedule. Thursday was full of meetings. I tried to work through some of the issues. But, it’s all new features. It takes some research as well. I was pretty stressed Thursday night. Friday, I jumped back into working on my issues. Still doing research. And watching the clock and getting more and more stressed.

After lunch I finally realized it just wasn’t going to get done today. I approached my boss about it.

Say, can we do that report review on Tuesday?

What do you mean?

The 33 reports. I’m working on them, but I’m not going to be able to complete it today.

But, we talked about next Friday.

My friends suggested that I I no longer needed to be stressed, right?

No. It just means I have an entire nother week to stress about it.

But, I also have chance to get it done.

Stay safe

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren. Order Miscellany II, an anthology including his latest short story, “The Mercy System” here

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