Ask HN: Developers – How did you learn to say NO?
29 points by ninja_to_be 2 hours ago | hide | past | web | 29 comments | favorite Your boss comes to you with some highly improbably task and you say YES.Your Project Manager comes to you asking if something could be done and you say YES. And then you have a unbelievable deadline looming over you for the next few days.Your peers ask you for some help on a task that they had been struggling with – for days. You say YES and then you end up having to feel the burn for their complete workload.Your subordinates ask you for help every five minutes and you always say YES and end up helping them and sometimes end up doing all the task yourself – veiled under ‘mentoring’.How do you say NO? How did you learn to say NO?
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