Fw: What's a girl to do?

Subject: Fw: What's a girl to do?
From: wlewis -at- nclogic -dot- com (Wendy Lewis)
To: "techwhirlers" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 17:19:21 -0400

Many of you agreed with Barry, I do to an extent but...
We are a 25 person, wholly owned subsidiary of NEC. The marketing guy is
new, but also a big wig at NEC. I am the lone writer at the subsidiary.

I didn't write release notes. I wrote a "What's new in 4.0" doc. His process
was to take that, add sales and distributer info, rewrite my info into the
*passive style* which is corporate standard for release notes, "you
understand" (and you would if you've seen any NEC switch manuals) -- throw
in a few pages of a document the marketing co-op wrote, also passive.
Mix liberally. Post to web site.

I had suggestions of renting a funny movie (ugh), take up kick boxing (?) or
getting drunk. I like the last one best ;-)

>From: Kieffer, Barry <Barry_Kieffer -at- adc -dot- com>
>>Wendy, as a sage mentor once told me: "You have to pick your battles
>>If you send him that "cranky-note" what will you gain?
>>I would go to the marketing person and ask if they really wanted
>>feedback. If they answered "yes" I would go over it in a very informal
>>monotone way. I would let no emotion show.
>>My advice: Do nothing today, rent a really funny movie on your way home,
>>laugh your a** off tonight, and tomorrow you should look at this whole

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