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I have a question for those of you who hire and manage writers. Have you
ever brought someone on board (paperwork filed, and everything) then changed
your mind in oh, say, the first 6 days, and let them go? Do people do that?
Yes (violins up and under) I was told on Monday, after a week on the job,
that "it isn't working out" although no other details were forthcoming. The
nearest I got to reasons was something about "directness issues" whatever
that means, and "issues of style" although, I hadn't written much yet and no
one had remarked on my writing style. Oh yes, and "this is a very unique
place, and they can usually tell in the first week if someone is going to
work out or not." How nice.
I got the news and a check for days worked from the HR manager, with
charming apologies, but not a word from the lead writer and marketing
manager who hired me.
As you can imagine, I'm a little stunned. But hey, at least I got some
Framemaker training out of it.
~taking up more than my share of space, again
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