I can’t freakin stand being told that something is required ASAP.
Let’s revisit my job description here. What’s the IT guy supposed to do? He’s (or she’s) supposed to take care of the techological aspects of whatever your job requires. He’s the support guy. You need something from the support department, it’s their job to get it done. They are well aware of what you need, and how important it is.
Most of the time, the tech support staff is BETTER aware of how much you need a particular piece of technology than you are.
And quite frankly, isn’t whenever you get something as soon as it was possible? If I sit on a project for a couple extra days, you still get it as soon as it’s possible, because while I’m sitting on it, surfing facebook, it’s impossible for it to get done, because I’m not doing it! So yeah, you’ll get it as soon as possible. Don’t tell me ASAP like that’s supposed to light some fire under my ass. All it’s going to do is make me want to find reasons that it wasn’t possible to get it done sooner.
And by the way, who the hell thinks it’s a good idea to light fires under asses anyway? That’s just mean. Sure isn’t going to make me want to help you, that’s for sure. You just remember that.