Answer: Verrrrry carefully

This IT pilot fish works in a very large organization that has numerous layers of not-so-technical management above him.

"As with any large organization, there are weekly reports that go up the food chain to the big bosses," fish says. "I'm working on a big project, with lots of moving parts.

"The tech staff finds a technical issue with the project, and writes up the required changes to the plan. I dutifully report in the weekly report that they have made the needed change to the project. My boss approves the report and sends it up to the big bosses.

"Then I find out that my boss had scrapped publishing the changed plan.

"Now it's time to send in this week's report to the big bosses.

"How do you politely tell the big bosses that your boss lied to them?"

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