Are you good at meeting deadlines?

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
October 31, 2008 8:42am CST
I'm a logistics manager on my full time job, and I have several deadlines to meet on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly basis. Majority of the time I exceed in meeting my deadlines ahead of time. Some times I know I will need more time and instead of waiting until the deadline comes and has already passed, I will ask in advance for an extension to the original deadline. I always add additional time to my extension request to provide cushion time, just so that I can make sure I've gotten all the i's dotted and all the t's crossed. This has proven very effective on my annual reviews that I receive as well. Although these reviews don't mean more money, due to the present day economy, they still prove to me of my worth and value as an employee. Plus I can, share those reviews with other potential employers should I decide to venture out on a new position with a different company.
2 responses
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
fantastic. i wish i could deal with deadlines the way you do, but i may be the epitome of "If not for the eleventh hour, nothing would get done." =( i even remember writing in an old journal about my fantasy of putting up a procrastination clinic.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
31 Oct 08
ROFL That is totally hilarious "A PROCRASTINATION CLINIC" ~ But it is definitely a much needed service. Though I think the name would deter you from many clientele. How about something like "THE TRAINING CENTER" with a motto like: "Training employees to overcome procrastination" or "Helping employers identify procrastination" Thanks, your comment made my day!
• Philippines
1 Nov 08
that's so heartwarming to hear, that my post made your day. thank you for letting me know. =) you're right, "procrastination clinic" would make the people who need it most avoid it. so it's a training center then. that's good, sounds empowering and helpful and systematic. :D i can picture the program in stages. like the first stage is acknowledging your problem, "Hi, I'm ____________. I'm a procrastinator." the Procrastinators Anonymous stage? then there would be a seminar a stage with courses like Deadline Beating 101: How to Put Off Procrastination in Two Weeks - you can be the lecturer here! then there would be practical exams where the people would apply what they learned and be made to beat deadlines as part of the requirements for graduation... ok, i'm getting carried away :P
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I love it . Great minds do think alike though! Count me in, let me know when and where, so that I can make the proper plans ahead of time, and not procrastinate in arriving earlier. It would be bad form for me (the lecturer to be late) That is too funny!
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
well i am not that good with deadlines but i always meet them. i am always on time before the people kill me. guess i never thought of it as good or bad i mean meeting deadlines, because it's just a job. at the end of the day i am just happy i have done the things that i need to do and worry about something new tomorrow rather than thinking that i haven't finish the things that i need to do today.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Yes the old cliche' is true. "It is better to finish what you can today, and not leave it for tomorrow." And you are definitely right, because usually tomorrow brings a different of new deadline with it that sometimes you hadn't planned for or at least didn't plan to meet.