RE: Most dreaded part of the job?

Subject: RE: Most dreaded part of the job?
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 12:31:16 -0000

Megan Rock wrote:
>Having nothing to do is pretty dreadful.

Definitely the worst thing that can happen, though being burned at the stake
for complaining about compulsory socialising with co-workers is also the
kind of thing that can ruin your entire day. <g>

>I also dread having to go and talk to an SME who is holding a review draft
>hostage. I don't like having to bug the same person three times over the
>course of a week. I feel like such a nag.

Oh, it's not fun, but I deal with it by wandering over with a bright smile
on my face and saying "I'm sorry, but you have just entered into the nagging
stage. From now on, I'm going to remind you about X document every day until
it gets done." Reminders thereafter are introduced as "Hello, this is my
daily scheduled nag about the X document." The developers here mostly find
it funny. I haven't had to buy doughnuts for weeks. Mmmm, doughnuts.

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer, Digital Bridges, Scotland
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