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i've had to deal with people like that...still do on occasion, when you tell them you cant do x or shouldnt, have good reasons, not just tech reasons(non tech people wont care), but business reasons(they care), one "discussion" i had was about poorly designed navigation on a site i was building, and this other guy was in charge of it not my normal boss, so when i told him we can do it that way he kept asking why and i told him its bad design, since he designed it he took it personally, so i changed tacts. and i told him it would hurt business(probably not but hey) and that if you changed the navigation on each page, no one would be able to find their way around hell i got lost and i was the one building it, and if noone could find their way around no one would use it, therefore no one would use the site for more than a minute, etc... it went on for while but he finally saw light and let me do the navigation correctly. luckily for me my normal boss is a dev and understands this kinda stuff.

if/when you talk to them now or in the future about changes get what they want, the probably wont know, go away and think about it, then come back with issues and put them in terms they can understand, if the code base is getting large and hard to maintain, tell them that unless you get a chance to fix it(costs money now) it will take you longer and longer to do things, the system will run slower, and more and more bugs have a chance to creep in(costs money later). most business people understand the time value of money. and they may let you do it, it ususally helps if they want some big change you can use that to help push your other ideas. and at some piont you may have to use the "this is what you hired me to do" line, or something like it..but thats a last resort.

hope any of that helps, i had to learn all that the hard way around here, i had a partner who is a tech guy backing me most of the time, and i've learnd some of it from him. you may have a tougher go of it.

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