Nothing can make your life a living hell more than a boss that turns everything into a last minute fire drill, especially during busy season. We’ve all had those bosses. Gallup’s research reveals that only about one in 10 people possess the talent to manage. These are not good odds.
It’s almost like these bosses relish in the thrill of the stress. Maybe they secretly wish they were skydiving in the Alps for a living. Now they have to settle for waiting until the last minute to file that Arizona state extension request. That is exhilarating. Yeah, not really.
When you are a staff or senior associate, having a fire drill boss sucks. It’s frustrating because you are trying to stay on top of your to-do list and be proactive. You try hard to get things done efficiently so you can, I don’t know, have somewhat of a life outside of the office?
We all understand that things come up, client emergencies happen. With proper planning and lots of communication, these last minute emergencies could potentially be avoided. So here are a few ways your boss causes busy season fire drills and what you can do about it. I’m coming from a tax perspective, but these apply to most situations with any kind of deadline.
Read the full article at Going Concern.