Wow, this post has really evolved over it's life. And as someone who has been in construction as a drafter, hands-on laborer in the field, architect, project manager, superintendent...and now in my 50's, most of you reiterate what I've come to know especially about the commercial construction industry...
I know it's an easy thing to say, "Just say No", but there will always be those times when you're thinking of how to keep a roof over your children's head and food on their table which will make the need to say "yes" to an impossible request somehow the only thing you could do. And each of us will face this at one point or another along your career path. It's troublesome that the decision makers seem to just keep asking people down the line until they get the answer they want and then call everyone else a fool. I think we all know this routine well. But like I said in my first post to this thread...they had the same thing going on back when the pyramids were built.
- It's not always the best idea that gets the nod from the decision makers.
- The push for speed has long since superceeded the push towards quality and accuracy. But remember if you don't have the time to do it right, how are you going to find the time to do it over...(Enter the labor unions).... Shhhh, did he really say that!
- Most decision makers don't really have their facts straight when they make their decision.