Re: Postscript to "$3 a page" saga

Subject: Re: Postscript to "$3 a page" saga
From: "T. Word Smith" <techwordsmith -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:03:08 -0700 (PDT)

I dunno ... I thought the dood was kinda rude to

Agreed, suck it up if you want more ... or set the
record straight if you don't necessarily.

I once did a job for a pubs dept. as a contractor and
got back a comment that "I used word XYZ way and [the
pubs manager in question] would have taken a less time
consuming, simpler approach." The point being, that he
seemed to think I was being clever for the sake of
being clever. I could have let it drop, but didn't,
and responded that I agreed exactly with his approach
and reasons, but I did that particular item that
particular way because I had received very explicit
instructions, including an example, from his technical
writers to do it that way.

That's not to say Bonnie's response couldn't be
perceived as whining, but it might also be perceived
as setting the record straight.

--- Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com> wrote:
> As I've been following this thread, I want to offer
> my opinion. I
> wouldn't hire you again, you come across altogether
> too desperate, and
> kind of whiny and complaining. The publisher slammed
> you, and I feel
> that they didn't want another rant about how you'd
> be a good worker for
> them in the future, you should have just dropped it.
> It feels like you
> have to get the last word in to this publisher, and
> they won't respect
> that, you're not kissing their backside, you're
> justifying your behaviour.


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