RE: Layoffs-puzzling question

Subject: RE: Layoffs-puzzling question
From: Diane Evans <DianeE -at- LOCKSTREAM -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 07:38:04 -0700

> >It happened to a friend of mine. A fired person trashed the system.

That sounds like urban legend material ("It happened to a friend..."), but I
can tell you first-hand that it is true.

I was hired as the first tech writer at our dot-com. A former project
manager quit (not fired), and was so angry over the situation that he was in
(a really long legal story) that he wiped out a hard-drive on his way out. I
came in to find almost no documentation left about our product and literally
started from scratch. (One document I had to work with was written by a
programmer, and contained no capital letters or punctuation -- but that's a
whole different thread).

Diane Evans
Information Developer
Lockstream, Inc.
425-709-6840 x 230

Ask for the moon, and settle for its reflection in the pond in your back
yard.



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