… should know it’s not my problem.
One of my favorite sayings is, “Your failure to plan does not register as an emergency on my behalf.” Now, does that mean I won’t help as much as I can when I can? No. I will definitely do all that I can, within reason, to assist you. But someone else’s failure to plan and then request for my assistance will not result in me immediately dropping whatever I am working on at the moment. Now, there are exceptions to that rule. When my supervisor tosses something on my plate that is of a higher priority than what I am working on at the moment, then I have to move my project down on the list. But, for the most part, if you’re not planning accordingly, don’t expect me to pull you out of the cut with urgency.
Make professional development a priority.