RE: New writer needing advice

Subject: RE: New writer needing advice
From: Brian Martin <martin -at- sodalia -dot- it>
To: Lori Lake <thelakes -at- sympatico -dot- ca>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 09:48:34 +0200

Andrew has a valid point of view only if the company is not also
thinking about letting you go. Let's go a little deeper NuB. You have to
ask yourself some questions:

Have you got the software tools you need?
Do you have the experience necessary to do the job in terms of
planning, interviewing, writing, publishing, etc.?
Are you adept at taking short cuts that work and that don't turn into
dead ends?
Do you like making hard choices that don't please everyone?
Are you the kind of person who can handle vast amounts of stress?
Do you like working really long hours for no more reward than a job
done?
Will you be able to handle the fact that your docs won't be "letter"
perfect or anything close to it?

If you can't answer with a vigorous Yes, then start looking for a job 24
hours a day.

Lastly: Don't trust the people you work for to look after your best
interests. Start looking for a job now even if you decide to work hard
on the documentation. You'll be glad that you did.


Brian





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