When sprinting on a deal, I sometimes get a note from my VP saying, "what's the status on this? [insert MD's name] is asking for it."
A short story without going into much detail: the MD isn't asking for these items he's claiming, and the VP is just saying it to manipulate the analysts/associates into prioritizing the VP's work. On multiple occasions, this has caused me to pull all-nighters on a deliverable that ends up not being needed until like a week later.
Anything that can be done about this or do we just eat it?