RE: I'm the only chimp here

Subject: RE: I'm the only chimp here
From: "Wilcox, Rose (ZB5646)" <Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- pinnaclewest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:52:25 -0700

"I think that this e-mail wins the prize for "Most Offensive of the Week"."
is one of the nicer responses that I have recieved concerning my prevous

Maybe we should have a weekly contest!

I was clearly wrong to imply that certain aspects of our job "could be done
by a chimp". What we do is an art and a skill. I apologize for trivializing
and diminishing any aspect of it.


I am, as we speak, killing forests of trees by printing every document in
the repository for a new Project Manager, at the request of one of my many
bosses. A chimp could not do this because the repository is badly designed
and the process is inadequately applied, so it requires some judgement as to
"what is a document". I think I will propose we create a super chimp who
could do this task by scanning the repository for .doc tags.

The fact that I am doing this task is no reflection on my potential value to
the organization.

Off topic. Recently I have been seeing the word "monkey" everywhere. For
instance, while driving around with my friend Michael, I would see the word
"Market" as "Monkey". We were having a lot of fun with this when I saw a
sign that said, "Monkey Cocktail Bar". We circled back around and sure
enough, there is really a "Monkey Cocktail Bar." At the time, I took it as
a sign, but I didn't know what it was a sign of. Now thanks to the
synchronicity of your post and this task, I realize.... I, too, am a chimp.
Just for today. Tomorrow I will be a technical writer again... unless I
turn into an unemployed chim... er, tech writer ... in the meantime.

Ohmigawd, I just realized that the snack I obtained from the cafeteria this
afternoon is peanuts and a banana!!!

Gratefully employed,

Rose A. Wilcox (the "A" stands for "Another Banana, please")
Project Office / Power Trading
Communication Specialist / Technical Writer / Chimp
Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- PinnacleWest -dot- com

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