Are we just secretaries?

Subject: Are we just secretaries?
From: Mariposa BY <mariposa625 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 11:01:33 -0700 (PDT)


maybe it's just the mood I am in today - but I have
been working on an installation guide for two weeks.
As most of it is code that I don't know - the
programmer (who is LEP - the politically correct term
for Limited English Proficient) has to write it and
then I write it in correct English - and also format
tons of lines of code so that the columns are even and
all code is in the correct style - and all that jazz.

Geez. I feel like a secretary. I am not writing - I am
making it pretty - formatting it - and also
re-writing his writing. But executive secretaries -
don't they do that too?

It dawned on me today that some of w3hat I do is -
well - not that different from secretarial work?

The user guides and specs are a different story. There
I truly create - write - devise - use discretion and
judgement. But this kind of stuff - I feel like a

Sorry to be glum. Just needed to get this off my


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