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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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