HOW TO USE THE CORPORATE "GET-OUT-OF-JAIL"- CARD AND SUCCEED.
"So, you haven´t actually done a jack shit until this moment- and there´s no way in Hell you can pull if off due the deadline anymore even though you started now?You want to keep up the appearances and look professional and interested?"
Just repeat these magic words with me and once you´ve mastered them, you present them to the people waiting for your "almost done" work a week before the actual deadline. It´s easy and convenient, and no- one can´t really blame you for not doing your job in time even though everyone knows what´s the real deal. It´s like in a American court- tv- series: all about pokerface and bluff.
"So, when was that deadline again?"