is closed as
"Questions require a goal that we can address. Rather than explaining the difficulties of your situation, explain what you want to do to make it better. For more information, see this meta post." – gnat, IDrinkandIKnowThings, Christopher Estep, Masked Man, Richard U
The question includes
I've asked if we could at least compress the images and minify the CSS/JS but the rest of the team aren't worried about it. I'm happy to do this work myself and it goes against my principles to produce a website that's slow. But I need their approval to make these changes. I don't have the authority to force this issue since I'm a contractor.
which explains what OP wants to do to make the situation better.
The meta post includes
Our goal here at The Workplace is to help out people in the future who are facing the same problem.
Question looks fine to me.
Bluntly -- what the heck?