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In my earlier post, I had said that I spent the first two months not doing
any serious writing.
A fellow TECh-Whirler pointed out that "...Some of us wait for work to be
given, and surf the net/play games, etc. Others look for work we can do,
drive our own orientation and suggest assignments. Employers look at such
I totally agree with him. But you cannot just keep writing and suggesting
new projects just so you will be noticed. I had actually finished a User
Manual for an in-house Lotus Notes workflow project, suggested introducing a
Documentation Plan and even re-wrote the content for their corporate
website. But, sad to say, it was just not appreciated. Heck, it was not
even acknowledged :-|
I guess it cuts both ways. Your employer too should recognise the
value-addition you bring to his company. Right?
-----My Original Message-----
From: Meena S [mailto:meena -at- thinkbn -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 10:14 AM
Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
Yeah, I knew it was coming. I had just joined and they said, "We will try
you out for two months and see if we can stand each other" That gave me a
clue ;-) Besides, during the whole of two months, (which I consider was a
training period- probation period according to them) I didn't have any
serious work. Just spent my time, surfing the Net, playing games, and every
once in a while review or edit some existing documents. Not even original
It was too good to be true. Oh well, it was quite nice actually -a paid
two-month vacation. Didn't have any hard feelings when I was shown the
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