Don't Ask and You Might Receive
You want to know where the paper is.
Is there any chance the proof could be ready a day early?
In any given day, you will have multiple opportunities to persuade your internal team members to see things your way and prioritize your work. But the more you ask for and the more frequently you ask, the less you receive.
Take a lesson from the children story, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Screaming for help too often meant that when he really did need assistance, he wasn’t taken seriously.
Ditto for sales.
Be prudent in your requests, especially for rushed orders. The less you go to the well, the more likely you are to be taken seriously when you really need it.
Other than actually practicing this prudence, the key is to point out to Production that you are low maintenance.
Failure to heed this advice could lead to late orders, always being the lowest priority, and losing your entire flock of sheep.
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