TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Grrr - the pit bull responds. :) All joking aside, I've often found it
helpful to have an extreme solution in mind and use it in a humorous and
lighthearted way to make a point. For example, "You know guys, if I hear
one more time that I'M late because YOU forgot to tell me something, I'm
going to email the Vice President of God and Everybody with a list of all
157 changes made after the design was, ahem, frozen." They usually laugh
and own up to their part of the problem. Then you present a workable
solution for the future that makes life easier on everybody - and it makes
your opponents into allies. (Although a few of them probably think twice
before saying the help is wrong - fearing I'll bite!)
<I read most of the responses in the digest to this conundrum. Good advice,
of it (though, Cindy did sound a bit like a pit bull in her first response!
*** Deva(tm) Tools for Dreamweaver and Deva(tm) Search ***
Build Contents, Indexes, and Search for Web Sites and Help Systems
Available 4/30/01 at http://www.devahelp.com or info -at- devahelp -dot- com
A landmark hotel, one of America's most beautiful cities, and
three and a half days of immersion in the state of the art:
IPCC 01, Oct. 24-27 in Santa Fe. http://ieeepcs.org/2001/
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.