(Please note that not all QA people with whom I've worked have been this way, but more than a few have; I'm sure we could all swap stories. If the slumping economy has had one positive effect, it's that we can now pick and choose better QA people than in the last few years.)
Anyway, I often provide "-P" and "-T" options (where applicable) to force things to production and test, respectively. It saves time, as merlyn noted, and forces one to consider development/test/production issues early, rather than later when they would need to be shoe-horned in awkwardly.
Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
- Dave "the King" Wilson