It's been that time of year when accountants, book-keepers and anyone involved in Tax has been busily working away to meet the January 31st deadline.
For various reasons, people leave things to the last minute and in the worst instance will turn up with a carrier bag full of receipts and expect a complete set of accounts within a matter of days!
It's a common theme that I've encountered, been on the receiving end of and seen happening in many different industries, not just at tax-year end. Other people imposing their deadlines on you.
They may be your client or customer but the fact that they need a particular piece of work completed by some unrealistic date isn't your problem it's theirs. Don't make it yours.
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