the way it's supposed to work

Subject: the way it's supposed to work
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 19:34:09 -0800 (PST)

> > ...
> > More succinctly - tech writers are generally hired
> to explain how things are,
> > not how they would like things to be.
> Dunno about that. More than once I've been told to
> document the way it was
> supposed to work, not the warts-and-all mess they're
> shipping out the door.

Not just the doc side, but I make a good chunk of my
living explaining how things *should* be. Half my
working hours are spent in meeting rooms and in
hallway conversations about change, and how to manage
that change.

Writing is cool. I can do it. It feeds my kids. But,
problem solving is what I love, and what makes getting
up in the morning for work worthwhile.

Goober Writer
(because life is too short to be inept)

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immediately put a hand on your wallet and cover your groin."
-- Geoff Hart

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