i need this done and bob is out of the office

A couple Friday quick-rants. These didn’t happen today, just in general!

Please don’t wait until 4:30pm on a Friday to make a non-trivial need-it-now request for something you’ve known about for more than a day. Don’t make me go crazy for your lack of planning.

And if that request is something that regularly happens and usually doesn’t involve me, please don’t tell me you don’t know any details. If it is that important to you and happens regularly, please educate yourself on the things that your job’s success depends upon. (Or, from my role, don’t hoard the details; freely share them. Even if they don’t make sense, they may help a future request succeed.)