You want to do the least work possible. That's why the company hired you.
Work is time-consuming. Work is, by definition, the consumption of resources.
Everyone benefits if you put forward the least effort to achieve the greatest effect.
So how do you pull this off? Some people find the answer counter-intuitive.
Checklists, counts, and reports.
It requires a relatively small amount of effort to produce a checklist, use it to guide the development of a job, then produce and look at basic reports that confirm what you did during the course of that job.
A significant effort is required to revisit the job later because unanswered questions come up, or because the client becomes aware of a problem. You have to stop what you're doing, pull up the job you thought you had completed, and study that job long after it is no longer fresh in your mind.
It's the same principle as fastening a seatbelt a thousand times being preferable to your face slamming into a windshield just once.
Besides, when people come to trust you because your ducks are always in a row, they bother you less and focus more on annoying the programmers who keep screwing up.