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One wonders if the friend has *any* experience with technical writing at
Sure, you've got to start somewhere, but that does sound kind of ridiculous.
After all of our discussion of resumes and samples, did the coordinator also
send the friend's resume?
From: Robert Heath [SMTP:rheath -at- eGain -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 3:04 PM
Subject: Silently screaming
The coordinator for our tech pubs team is considering hiring a
friend of a
friend. She asked her friend to send a couple of writing samples,
then forwarded to the rest of us for review. The first sample is a
essay discussing lesbianism in China; the second, an apologia for
of Islam. My problem with these samples is not their political
their complete irrelevance to tech writing. However, our coordinator
seriously considering hiring the writer, who would have to relocate
to Sunnyvale, CA.
I have no question for all of you, just a silent scream. Well,
question: have any of you faced something similar?
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