Re: Pleasing a Manager

Subject: Re: Pleasing a Manager
From: Logan Jackman <techscrivener -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 08:08:43 -0700 (PDT)

Interesting anecdote:

Years ago, in another galaxy, the technical writing
manager told me to stop ALL work on "Project A" and to
work solely on "Project B." So, I stopped all my work
on the first project amd worked solely on the second,
per my instructions.

Three weeks later, I was called into the manager's
office. The manager told me I was being put on
probation because "Project A" was not completed in
time for its deadline. The manager wanted to know why
I didn't let them know I was not going to complete it
for the deadline.

My response was: "If my manager tells me not to work
on a project, I assume my manager knows that I will
not be completing the project."

I was rewarded with a blank stare.

Years later, that just makes me laugh.


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