RE: Alone from the start

Subject: RE: Alone from the start
From: SIANNON -at- VISUS -dot- JNJ -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 8:28:50

Milan Davidovic asks:
"So it appears that a number of people have been hired
as first-time tech writers into situations where
they'd be working on their own. What would lead a
manager to take on a first-timer and have them work

The first and easiest reason I can think of is money -- newbies are
cheaper, because they *don't* have the experience under their wing to
charge more.

Another reason I can conceive of, which I heard a long time ago about
English majors, is that when you get someone who hasn't been
"preconditioned" for a specific workflow, it is easier to get them to do
things "your way". Shops with an abbreviated development lifecycle or no
existing review process would not feel like the newcomer's going to come in
and change the processes they are comfortable with.

Just a couple ideas,
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