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    To add to @Chad Morrison , " Prepare a possible answer or solution for the supervisor to consider." ​is something that I also recommend. References are a good way to give a concrete example of this. Even something like 'Hey based on the task you have ...

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    Thanks @Kenneth Mika ! This is a great and practical example of the  Eisenhower Matrix in action in the engineering field! ------------------------------ Danielle Schroeder EIT, A.M.ASCE (She/her) Associate Engineer Pennoni Associates Philadelphia PA ...

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    I agree, I still use "No worries" in emails, especially when talking to our grad engineers as it does help ease the situation and remind them that we do expect them to make mistakes from time to time! ------------------------------ Danielle Schroeder ...

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    Another important thing very early on is to frame your communication in a way that you aren't just seeking an answer to this very specific situation.  For example,  if you need guidance on whether to use a cut in tee, use a taping sleeve, or use a taping ...

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    Daniel, I am glad you asked this question, as I am sure many other engineers starting their careers have the same question. I was very fortunate to have a great boss early in my career, who taught me a lot of things that I still carry with me to this ...

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