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Subject:Re: What's the significance of a draft From:Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 4 Sep 2002 16:55:00 -0700 (PDT)
> Background: I ask because over the holiday weekend, my boss pulled a rough
> draft from my cube that I had printed on Friday (for my own review when I
> returned on Wednesday), and went through it. Of course there were many
> errors. I was shocked to walk in this morning and be confronted about
> this. Moreover, this individual began to question my editing skills, and
> said that my rough draft was too 'rough'. We were not pressed for a
> deadline, and I cannot help but feel set up. I tried to explain that it
> was a rough draft not meant for any one's eyes, but he/she wanted to know
> why I had even bothered to print it out. I suppose that I could get with
> the times and edit online, but I find that I personally edit better from
> printed materials. We never edit each other's work here, we do not have an
> Editor, and I have never had any one go into my desk and hunt around for
> incriminating draft work.
You see we're putting these new cover sheets on our TPS reports, so if you could
try to remember to do that. And I'll go ahead an see that you get another copy of
the memo. Mmmmmmkay?
Note to self: hide drafts from nosy boss.
No need to call in the national guard. Tell the boss that this was just a working
version. If he continues to have a fit, just say "Hey, Bud, what's your problem?"
But, you do have to wonder about a set-up. Might want to at least start planning
an exit strategy in case your boss decides to use this as some kind of excuse for
berating you. Sounds like a person who drives a Corvette. :-)
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