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spacem19922yWhat they are asking actually sounds quite reasonable.. maybe you are understaffed though? if there are defects in any system they need to be fixed. Perhaps for each fix you could write a unit test that demonstrates the issue - by failing. Then when the fix is done the test will pass. This way you are increasing coverage and fixing the bugs.
• "Simultaneous writes to the database cluster randomly cause corruption and data loss"
• "Authentication silently fails in about 5% of cases"
• "The spacing is incorrect in this view"
All are defects, but their priorities definitely differ.
Management prefers that they fix the last one, while the first is obviously the most important -- it's just much more difficult.
To them, more trivial > fewer critical. Therein lies the issue.