Friday, March 18, 2011

Rule #7: Don't Accept a Saturday Night Date After Wednesday

I don't set out to be an evil obstructionist bitch. Some projects I'm on (like grant proposals) are being coordinated by other people, and weeks will go by without any work getting done on. And then suddenly a deadline will loom, and an email will go out about this completely unexpected emergency (who could have known that there would be a deadline for submitting!?) with a plea for a meeting: "We need to have a meeting right away! Can you meet half an hour from now!?"

My calendar is pretty full. I have plans.