The best part about being a short-timer? Bringing up all the crap that no one else wants to say to management.
I wasn't going to say anything, but my co-worker mentioned an issue we're having and who am I to reject a perfectly good jumping point.
I pointed out that our current dev cycle is one of the most dangerous cycles out there, even if it appears to be the most productive. I had stated this before, but was reprimanded for it (how dare I contradict management?!). I pointed out the way that management asks for deadlines is setting everyone up for failure. Then, I sat back.
And everyone else piled on.
It was delicious. The customer, who is usually pushy and demanding, was cowed. She admitted that we had a problem. She promised to try harder when it came to communicating to us, and to get us out of crisis mode.
*drops her mic*