Hey there Dev world! My first post of 2019 woohoo! And while I would love to expound on my grand plans of the "New Year, New Me" variety, I don't have any such plans. So instead, I'd like to hear some of your stories about something that never changes: A client/customer/PM trying to "talk you down" on something that is flat-out non-negotiable, and how you handled it.
As some of you might remember in an old post of mine (located here if you want to check it out), I, along with many of you, have had the experience of clients trying to negotiate with me on things that ranged from bizarre to irresponsible or even illegal. Many of these occasions can be remedied by simply explaining your stance on things in a clear, calm, and concise way or clearing up a misconception that your client may simply not be aware of. But there are times when these requests can become so insistent that they border of aggressive or even abusive. Seeing as Dev has a large population of new or budding developers, I implore the more senior folks among us to give some examples of such times, how you addressed the situation and what the outcome was.