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QuestionFamiliarity breeds contempt; when the respect wears off... Pin
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AnalogNerd6-Feb-13 7:17
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I agree, I think by mismanaging their expectations you are, to a certain degree, setting yourself up for this.

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-- I usually get requests for new modules, features, systems, whatever; but with amazingly short deadlines. I put in extra long hours and miraculously produce these (with almost no errors).

[...]

However, after a few of these successful projects they start to expect at least three miracles before breakfast each day.


Especially in a new job the desire to please and show your worth is high, but you have to be willing to push back when the requests get unrealisitic (and they always do). Force management to prioritize their requests. It's one thing to perform heroics from time to time to save a project and another altogether to set the bar for your manager's expectations at a place where heroics are the norm.

A good way of doing this is taking time off. If I work four 12 hour days to get something delivered there's no way you're seeing me in the office on the 5th day.
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