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5 Tips for Meeting Work Deadlines

        Money | Work Life

Everyone has to deal with deadlines, but they don't have to run your life
Everyone has to deal with deadlines, but they don't have to run your life
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Everyone has to deal with deadlines. When you were in school, you had homework assignments and long-term projects. Office workers might have to prepare presentations, file documents, gather information for the boss, or complete work for a client. The consequences of missing a deadline might range from a grumpy manager to an angry client and the loss of a contract -- or maybe even the loss of your job.

Deadlines that are weeks or months away are the hardest to manage. How can you organize a large amount of work across such a span of time to ensure the project is done on time? These five tips will help you stay on track with your deadlines. If nothing else, they'll reduce the stress of last-minute workathons.