RE: Tired of giving out technical advice for free

Subject: RE: Tired of giving out technical advice for free
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 16:54:22 -0500

Replying on list only, so Steve doesn't send me a bill for $20...

I didn't whinge. I didn't threaten to charge anyone on this list for anything. I don't recall that anyone else did either.

In fact, as I get paid a good salary for full-time work, I'm not interested in competing with consultants for their clients; so I don't charge people who write me off-list, either.

Steve, you have deliberately misrepresented what I wrote and what others have written about a problem that a list member has in her non-list life as a professional and that several of us offered support and advice on. I cannot guess why you have chosen to do this, because most of the time you seem like quite a reasonable and helpful fellow (or mate, perhaps?).

Whatever it is that set you off, I do hope you feel better tomorrow and revert to your usual helpful self.

Dick

"Steve Hudson" wrote:

>Simple, I have received and answered numerous requests - from "Hi I am
>starting in tech writing, please fix my resume, analyse all this background
>and help me" to "tell me everything about lists", mostly generated from
>these lists but sent to me persoanlly - as is the case in point here.
>
>My beef is someone writing to us on the list, expecting free time spent in
>answering, and 'whinging' about having to do the same. I find it
>hypocritical and quite frankly, and further reply on this subject will cost
>you $20.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Now's a great time to buy RoboHelp! You'll get SnagIt screen capture
software and a $200 onsite training voucher FREE when you buy RoboHelp
Office or RoboHelp Enterprise. Hurry, this offer expires February 28, 2002. www.ehelp.com/techwr

---
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.



Follow-Ups:

Previous by Author: Re: Re(2): Tired of giving out technical advice for free
Next by Author: Re: Rotating tables in Word -- Solution
Previous by Thread: Re: Tired of giving out technical advice for free
Next by Thread: RE: Tired of giving out technical advice for free


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads