Re: Whose opinion should matter (was Re: Gene Kim-Eng)

Subject: Re: Whose opinion should matter (was Re: Gene Kim-Eng)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 06:21:16 -0800

Well, I didn't get the impression from Sylvia's post that the opinions
of the whiners were having much of an effect on her self esteem, at
least not once we got clarification on who was dumping on her value.
If she'd been hired as a direct employee, or was hoping to be, I would
probably have wanted to say something along the lines of what you
just said. But in her present situation, I wouldn't spend any of my time
doing anything more than satisfying the client/manager, completing
the contract and getitng the hell out of that place..

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>

> Whose opinion is that, Gene?
> On the one hand, I take your point, that the opinion of the hiring
> manager should count for more than the opinion of the whiners. But in
> this situation--when people are making inappropriate judgments about the
> OP's value as a person, the only opinion that really counts is her own.
> I think we (all human beings, not just Gene and Dick) need to listen to
> and mostly respect each other's opinions about _stuff in general_
> (politics, economics, religion, and, oh yeah, the subject matter we are
> documenting). We even do well to listen to discussions of our individual
> behaviors (I think your approach to Sally is causing a problem with her;
> try using a different color ink). But we ought to have strong enough
> egos/thick enough skins to identify and ignore personal attacks masked
> as opinion. The right to swing that arm you have tied behind your back
> ends at the tip of my nose, which you can't reach anyway because I've
> got it to the grindstone ;-)

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Gene Kim-Eng: From: Sylvia Burleigh
Re: Gene Kim-Eng: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Whose opinion should matter (was Re: Gene Kim-Eng): From: Dick Margulis

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