RE: Re: manager credibility

Subject: RE: Re: manager credibility
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 29 Mar 2004 22:10:42 GMT

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On Mon, 29 Mar 2004 17:00:16 -0500 Mike O. wrote:

>Sorry, I don't cut any slack here. If a writer doesn't
>get any slack because of the previous writer's screwups,
>then same goes for the managers. Management is about
>taking responsibility, not blaming the previous
>administration. Which is why it sucks to be a middle
>manager - responsibility without authority.

Actually, I do make allowances when I ask a writer to
clean up another writer's mess. It's the toughest kind
of assignment there is, because not only do you have to
fix the documents themselves, but also the failed working
relationship between writer and developer. The rest of
the "sucks" part, you bet.

>...and yet, somehow, management has heroically learned
>how to overcome this particular difficulty.

I think this particular power is bestowed upon one's
ascension to senior management. I seem to recall some
sort of glowing key floating in mid-air just inside
the door to the executive washroom when I got to peek
inside once.

Gene Kim-Eng


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