RE: Set up to Fail

Subject: RE: Set up to Fail
From: Lyn Worthen <Lyn -dot- Worthen -at- caselle -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 12:01:33 -0600

Yes, the flattery is great.
And, yes, the reference (and reputation as a "miracle worker")it can provide
is nice to have (although it does tend to mean that you'll get this type of
job again...but then we all knew that no good deed goes unpunished).
And, YES, the looks on management(s) faces when you actually manage to pull
the rabbit out of the hat and knock them back on their collective *sses is
highly rewarding. ;)

But much of the frustation of doing your d*mdest to push a dead horse across
the finish line (and all the effort that went into doing/not achieving it)
would have been greatly mitigated had someone bothered to point out that the
horse was, in fact, dead to begin with. At the very least, you would have
known that you needed to bring in some extra equipment to drag it down the
track in the first place!

Been (am) there, done (doing) that. Again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Davey
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 11:44 AM

I have been 'used' in a similar fashion. By all means be flattered by
it. See that someone gets how good you really are, and how good a
resource to have. Given that, get the comment in writing and use it as
your next reference!


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