RE: Should I Start Sending Out My Resume?

Subject: RE: Should I Start Sending Out My Resume?
From: "Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM>
To: "'claudette69 -at- mindspring -dot- com'" <claudette69 -at- mindspring -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 10:28:45 -0400


Advice from someone who has been through several re-orgs and layoffs, and
has learned the knack for seeing the writing on the wall before most.
ALWAYS get your resume up-to-date after six to eight months in a position
(whether a new organization or a promotion). This gives you time to
understand the nature of the position, accomplish a few things, and decide
if you made a good decision. You may love the job now, but it can change in
a heartbeat, and nobody is irreplaceable. Geoff, who always has wonderfully
sensible advice, is right once again, you need to be patient, network and
find out what's going on. In the meantime, dust it off and polish it up.
It's good practice.


Connie Giordano

-----Original Message-----
From: claudette69 -at- mindspring -dot- com

Hi Guys:

I have been with my current employer since December 1999. When I arrived,
TPTB had moved the documentation group (which is me and another writer)
under the customer support area. Now I have been told that we will report to
the Director of Administration which is basically the HR dept!!!!!

I am meeting with my new 'manger' Monday, but I am wondering if this means
that TPTB plan to eventually phase out the doc group. The company's
headquarters is in Omaha and they have a staff of tech writers there as
well--although I don't know how many.

What do you think. Should I start looking for employment eleswhere or am I
just overreacting?

Kim Thornton
Technical Writer
Election Systems & Software
Cary, NC

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