Re: Wanted: Dumb Tech-Writer Stories

Subject: Re: Wanted: Dumb Tech-Writer Stories
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: Robert Heath <rheath -at- eGain -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 21:50:15 -0600

And did she find another job as soon as possible afterwards and leave that vile
ingrate behind?

Jo Byrd

Robert Heath wrote:

> My coworker at my last job told me this one:
> At her previous company, she came on board about seven months before the next
> version of the flagship product was due to be released. She had never done tech
> writing before, but was one of only two tech writers at the company. After seven
> months, she had contributed several tech docs and produced an online help system,
> learning RoboHelp, writing, and how to deal with SMEs in the process. She put
> much of herself into her work, going into the office some mornings at four,
> working a good number of weekends. At the end of the seven months, she had reason
> to be proud of what she had done.
> During the ceremonial offering of the golden CD to the CEO of this small
> start-up, one of the senior product managers gave a speech in which he praised
> "everyone" on the team who had given their all and so on. My friend, who had
> tears in her eyes, said that he was going to make her cry.
> "I wasn't talking about you," the manager said, in front of the rest of the team.

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