Re: Drafts Back in Time

Subject: Re: Drafts Back in Time
From: "Rick Bishop" <BishopR -at- jcdc -dot- jobcorps -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 08:27:16 -0500

Amber: Thanks for a good laugh this morning. Ain't it the troot! I didn't have anything anyone wanted to see, so we finally solved this problem by setting a deadline for responses. No response received, the doc goes out as is. Approval is understood to be automatically granted at the deadline. I send out an email to the editing party reminding them of the deadline at least 24 hours before. No response and your input is moot. Of course, you will have to get your manager to go along with this scheme and the SMEs' managers will have to notify them of the policy change. It takes a couple of instances of things that should have been caught but weren't to make the no-response crowd take it seriously.

>>> "Amber Young" <ayoung -at- pridemobility -dot- com> 05/29/03 08:17AM >>>

Do you all have any tips/tricks for getting your drafts back on time from
the (way too) many people who have to edit them? This is a real problem in
this company. It takes me maybe a week to write a manual and a month to get
it back from all the departments who need to sign off on it. SOP requires
that they have it no more than a week, but no matter how much I nag, beg,
threaten, offer to drive to their building to pick up the edits, or hold
their hands through the process, I almost never meet deadlines because of
them. I seriously think that these people (engineers, legal department,
project managers, and technical service personnel) think that reviewing
documents is nothing but a big pain in the a$$. My boss hasn't been very
successful in getting my documents back for me either. What do I have to
do? Show my boobs? HeeHee

Amber Young
Technical Writer
Pride Mobility Products Corp.


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