Here is my issue. I'm on an email chain with a few higher ups. Yes, I understand I'm the grunt that does all the real work while the leader, "look at the bigger picture." But while they're busy staring off into the horizon, I have print deadlines.
So my senior team member asks a question in the email chain, I answer and ask her another question having to do with the print deadline (basically asking her to confirm if she still wants to print).
Then the other senior team member answered the first senior team member. But they both ignored me! And now my email with an important deadline question has been lost. But of course if this doesn't go to print they're going to blame me!
How can I get them to answer me?
If you say, "Go to print without approval" - it's not that easy. We have a small budget so if I go rogue I'm going to get blamed for spending money. I know I can email again, call, and hunt them down so I get my answer, but I'm hoping for a better answer than, "it's just life" or take 20 steps because I'm a lower level employee and their time is more important.