Originally Posted by NorthCarolinaLiberty
Yep, that is the one thing that really annoys me. There's that old saying that many seem to ignore: Your urgency is not my emergency. Yeah, a cute saying, but it rings true so often.
Actually, in my line of work urgency is common and expected. Some things we deal with happen without warning and require immediate reaction.
But, of course, what you are talking about is common as well. People know about something well in advance but they don't bother to inform me until the last second, or even later.
Here is an example from yesterday: a client forwards me a piece of information about an upcoming event. "...please reserve your hotel room by January 11th.
" Not a problem, I will just fire up my time machine and travel two weeks back.