Work-related whines and SOPs

Several work-related whines: It would be nice if supervisors told you what to expect in each phase of a project beforehand, specifically what you can and can’t do at each phase. (Such as, “If you want to make any changes, make sure you do them now.”) It would be nice if an organization had standard operating procedures (SOPs) for things they’ve been doing for 20 years. It would be nice if making changes was less painful than having your teeth pulled. #argh