Do I have a right to feel POed??

Subject: Do I have a right to feel POed??
From: Karen Gloor <karen_gloor -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 09:16:36 -0700 (PDT)

Hi All-

Need opinions...


We have a big release that was scheduled to go out on
Oct. 24. We've all been working toward that date.
Yesterday at 4PM (I was here), the Development Manager
calls an emergency meeting, to which I was not
invited. Testing, development and others WERE
invited. The release is now being pushed back to Dec.
20, with several maintanance releases to be scheduled
in between. He had prepared slides for this meeting,
so it was not impromtu. I had to find this
information out from a friend on the testing
official word yet from him to me regarding this major
change. Of course, since I am 6 months pregnant and
will most likely NOT be here on the new delivery date,
the impact is HUGE on the documentation team.

This morning I sent a carefully worded email to him,
my manager and the program manager for this project
indicating that I probably should have been invited
since this does impact the release as a whole.

I am Pissed. I have worked very hard to become an
integral part of this team and I can see now that my
efforts have fallen short.

Any advice on what in the heck I can do to make
documentation a mindset rather than an afterthought??
I have given presentations regarding our efforts,
provided input at every meeting, and worked very
closely with developers to let them know that I am
there for them and am trying very hard to understand
the technical aspects of this product, which seems to
be a moving target from one day to the next.

This is a slap in the face to be left out of a major
decision in which I *thought* I was a key player.


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