Not a deadline but I once worked for a company that regularly asked for “accurate estimates” which I found hilariously oxymoronic

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    Triple each estimate and make sure to drag out each ticket for exactly that long, job done
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    Yea we got that bullshit too
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    Would love to hear more about this.

    Were they upset if something ended up taking way less time than the estimate?
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    My college works for a company where if you underestimated work needed, you are not paid for extra time you spend on a ticket
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    Multiply your gut feeling with Pi to get a "round" estimation. ;) In case you're done earlier, use the rest of the time to improve tests (or write tests at all ;))
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    Also known as promise-that-I-can-report-forward-but-take-zero-responsibility-for
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