Re: Some of us are victims and some aren't (was Re: Tech writers, comments about.)

Subject: Re: Some of us are victims and some aren't (was Re: Tech writers, comments about.)
From: "Chuck Martin" <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:18:56 -0800



"Richard G. Combs" <richard -dot- combs -at- voyanttech -dot- com> wrote in message
news:233105 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
<snip>
>
> It also seems to me that tech writers fall into two camps:
> -- Those who report that their work is _not_ valued and respected.
> -- Those who report that their work _is_ valued and respected.
>
It occurred to me recently, and I realized that there's a pretty strong
correllation with my own experience over the years, that there's a pretty
reliable key to know whether or not you're going to be respected for your
skills and will fit in with the project team:

Does your manager take you to lunch on your first day on the job (or within
the first few days)? Bonus points for a group lunch with the team.

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Chuck Martin
User Assistance & Experience Engineer
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net www.writeforyou.com

"I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. The day
may come when the courage of Men fail, when we forsake our friends and
break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day! This day, we fight!"
- Aragorn

"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given you."
- Gandalf



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