Re: Manager problems

Subject: Re: Manager problems
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 13:34:44 -0700 (PDT)

I have three questions for Anon:

1. Did you ever go an TALK with the engineers and attempt to fill in the
holes in the specs?

2. Did you do any external research in an attempt to plug those holes?

3. Did you get it in writing from your manager that those holes were

If you rely on others to give you the information you need to do your job,
you will consistently have problems like this. You have to go get the
information for yourself. You also have to manage the information given to
you and independently assess its value, completeness, and accuracy. Again,
you just can't rely on other people to have your best interests in mind.

Its also obvious your manager turned on you, but without knowing the
specifics and only seeing your side of the story, I am hesitant to
criticize the managers behavior in depth.

Andrew Plato

> Other than quitting, I'm looking for suggestions for handling a
> situation I have. Recently I was unable to obtain all of the
> information I needed from the software engineers. I was given files
> that contained holes instead of requirements. As my deadline grew
> closer, I went to my manager. She told me that I should let it go as
> is. This document was a very limited release and we'd have the
> opportunity to fix it for the next release. I didn't like putting out
> a document that didn't live up to my personal standards of quality,
> but what else could I do?

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