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September 7th, 2015
Episode 290 of 489 episodes
If you’re late on a project, finish it and then listen to this episode. It will teach you how to talk about missing your deadlines. Slow dialog: 1:25 Explanations: 3:23 Fast dialog: 16:22 Oliver: I’ve just had to tell a client that I’m running behind and I won’t make the deadline. Alena: How did she take it? Oliver: Not so well, at first. I knew she wouldn’t be happy, so I’ve been in a dilemma for days: Should I tell her now that I’m going to miss the deadline, or wait until the deadline has passed. Alena: For what it’s worth, I think you did the right thing. It gives her advance notice in case it affects other parts of her project. Oliver: That’s what I thought, too. I also offered to make up for any inconvenience the delay would cause. Alena: Did she take you up on it? Oliver: No, she said that giving me a three-day extension wouldn’t set her back, but if it dragged on for longer than that, it would put her in an awkward spot, and she would let me know. Alena: I’m glad you came to an understanding. So you’ll have it done by the new deadline, right? Oliver: Yes, even if I have to do without sleep, food, or bathroom breaks for the next week. Alena: That’s very dedicated of you, though potentially messy. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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