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When a consultant says : "Almost ready" it probably means, I haven't started yet, but I'll pull something out of my ass in 30min and then send it to you.

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When a Manager says: "Almost ready" it probably means I forgot to tell the team to work on this but I'll have them stop everything else and create whatever they can overnight

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I once had a client who instructed me to send a blank slide rather than the deliverable which was 'almost ready' to buy a couple of hours. Then after creating it we sent it out explaining we attached the wrong file.

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Amen

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Wait, it's not just me?!

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Thanks ATK for this idea

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I did this last night!

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Damn, I thought I was being so sneaky

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Actually when someone asks me to do something, I get it 80% done and then don't finish it until it becomes a priority.

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@EY3 From a fellow black belt in this art form- Keirei!

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Knew someone who would do this all the time. Says it'll be in my inbox soon... 24 hours later still nothing.. 🙄

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Tsk tsk

When I say almost ready I mean fxxk I have to find a manager who will tell his SA to stop everything else and pull something out of his ass in 30 mins then sand it to me after his review

Saying something you haven't started is almost ready is a risk. Definitely have used "on its way" for something I was finishing up edits on as a response to a tapping director

Kmpg1 only used this for internal work (e.g. Partner asks for a WIP deck)

"Just waiting to get the partners blessing"

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