How to Ask for a Deadline Extension Without Losing Your Street Cred

So, you kinda underestimated how long that new project would actually take. Or, you felt pressured to overcommit and now have way too much to do before Friday. Regardless of the situation, you’ve done the math—and there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done on time.

Fortunately, we’ve all been there. So, in many situations people will be willing to be grant you some extra time. Of course, you want to be sure to ask the right way. What you say can make all the difference in how the person responds as well as how it will affect your future responsibilities and assignments. 

Keep these dos and don’ts in mind as you attempt to score yourself some breathing room while keeping your reputation intact.

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