Internal transfer

Subject: Internal transfer
From: NZjaba -at- phi -dot- com
To: Techwr-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 16:46:50 -0500

Listers, help!

I'm currently a writer in my co.'s manuals dept. An opportunity has come
up doing marketing tech writing for another division. After meeting with
that division's marketing head, I sent him my resume and spoke to my
supervisor, per co. policy.

Shortly thereafter, the marketing head started talking about a
"probationary" period in which I would split my time between the two jobs,
so I could be sure I liked the marketing writing, which would involve some
travel. (I don't do any traveling now.) I told him I understood what the
job would be like, and didn't think such an arrangement was necessary. But
he continues to push for it.

I feel like I've been put in a bad spot. My current boss already knows I'm
looking elsewhere. And suddenly this job offer is down to half-time, with
time billable at my current pay rate.

Any thoughts on where to proceed? My boss's boss may nix the idea (and
most likely will). I feel like there's something going on in the
background at the other division, but am not sure what.

Thanks in advance for your comments.


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Nancy E. Zjaba, Technical Writer
Physical Electronics
6509 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
USA
(952) 828-6386
nzjaba -at- phi -dot- com

Remember, I'm pulling for you. We're all in this together.
-- Red Green





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