You got what you wanted, but is it what you needed?
"Consultant pilot fish has a client who's interviewing prospective consultants for a big project, and the client keeps telling the consultants he wants them to start the next day, or Monday at the latest. Pilot fish takes the client aside and says, 'Look, you're telling these consultants that they need to give you at least three weeks' notice if they plan to leave. It's not fair to expect them to drop what they're working on now to come work on your project. And if they aren't working on anything, chances are they aren't the best choices. The good consultants aren't sitting around waiting for a new project to appear...'