Drawbacks of Being a Guru

I have been working on my project at work for almost 15 years. See it all on the project. Been involved with a lot of pieces of it. So I usually know about things that go on. That's great when I want to get stuff done. I got the business info.

Other people lean on me for help. Hey. That's usually not a problem. I can give some good developers a few pointers. It will help them cut through a lot of confusion to get their work done.

However there is some abuse of my help. Slackers want me to hold their hand while they do their work. That might benefit them. But I got my own job to do. Can't let people waste my time. Not sure how to communicate this to the slackers. Maybe I will just not take their calls.