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Boss: I want Module 4 (regular complexity) done by tomorrow.
Me: *with not enough experience to get it done within a day. Still does it by staying up all night*

Next Day

Boss: I didn't want this, skip rest of the modules and jump to Module 10 (extremely complex) and I want it tomorrow.

Me: ;_;

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    If it's not doable until tomorrow, don't do it until tomorrow. It will only bite you later, when your boss complains "I wanted this, but why is it so goddamn buggy?"
  • 16
    Most importantly, you don't have the experience to wield the magic word "no" properly. You have to learn that.
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    @Fast-Nop Learned this the hard way xD
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    A typical high paid slave story hehe. Are you working in a small to medium agency? Do you have proper SCRUM?
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    @Devnergy It was a startup, actually.
    Nope, no scrum, not even a proper waterfall xD
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    Oh I knew it that it is a startup hehe so you can say startup waterfall ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Give your boss a proper breakdown of estimates. Is your boss a technical or non technical?
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    @Devnergy yup, that's the next thing I'm gonna do

    And no, he isn't technically strong
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    I take it the original directive wasn’t in writing. Rookie move.
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    Never do unpaid overtime on your own. If something can't be done, tell them it can't be done. Stick to it. Let them want it all they want. You can only do what you can do. Offer them alternatives by reducing scope, yet set your limits otherwise you will burnout.

    If they want you to work overtime, make sure you either get paid or that you can leave early the next day / week. Don't work extra for free.
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    @k0pernikus yeah, man.
    Thanks a lot, will learn to do this
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