Refusing to do work / pushing back deadlines

Has anyone ever pushed back on deadlines / said something would have to wait until next week to get done (ex: when being asked to do non-deal work during protected hours/saturdays, unrealistic deadlines, etc.)? How did it turn out?

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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 14, 2022 - 6:52pm

Yeah, I've done it several times with my staffer, but I've also built up a good relationship with my superiors and I've already developed a track record of getting stuff done. Build up a reputation of being a reliable and competent worker first, and then the seniors will be much more likely to respect you when you push back, knowing that you're not just a lazy slacker.

  • Associate 2 in IB - Gen
Jan 15, 2022 - 10:57am

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Jan 14, 2022 - 11:19pm

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