RE: Do I have a right to feel POed??

Subject: RE: Do I have a right to feel POed??
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 12:55:33 -0700 (PDT)

I've read with interest the various ideas people have for improving communications
and working relationships on project. Before I say anything else, let me say that I
think they are very good ideas, and writers should keep this thread as a list of
things we can to do improve project relationships.

I've said that so that I can say this: Sometimes it doesn't matter what you do.
Sometimes you can do everything right, but project managers or developers or other
SMEs or other writers (heresy though that is to say it) just won't cooperate. Some
people don't care and won't care. It doesn't matter how many PowerPoint
presentations you do or how many times you stroke their egos. The next time they
need to call a meeting of the "Key Participants" on a project, the writers will be
left off the list, forgotten, or ignored. It's frustrating. It's enough to drive a
good writer to drink (often not a long trip, I admit). But there it is.

What you have to do is deal with it anyway. You do your best. You remind your
managers, peers, developers, pms, the cleaning people, and the security people that
you're still here, you're still working away, it really would be better if they
would include you, yada, yada, yada. But you still need to accept that some of them
aren't listening, don't care, hate your guts, or simply can't be bothered. That's
life. Conversion experiences are usually long and tedious, examples from scriptures
and fictions to the contrary notwithstanding.

Deal with it.

Tom Murrell
mailto:tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com Last Updated 08/18/02
--The opinions expressed in this email are least I think they're mine...I'm almost positive.--

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