RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question - Left or Right?

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question - Left or Right?
From: "Partridge, Robert" <Robert -dot- Partridge -at- au -dot- unisys -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 08:42:35 +1100

Yes! But not for anything that mattered. It was
one of those writing tests that an agency insisted I do
before they'd add me to their books. Up until that point
I wasn't impressed with the agency so didn't really care about
the results.

The task was to document the procedure for making a sandwich
(filling of my choice). Since I wanted to highlight to
them the futility of this kind of task I chose to document
each step in excrutiating detail, first for right handers,
then for left handers (I stated that I assumed the sandwich
maker was approximately humanoid with opposible thumbs).
My sandwich was of Scooby Doo proportions.

I never had feedback from them about that task, so I don't
know if it was even read. They periodically asked if I was
interested in positions that either did not fit my
requirements or were in places where I told them didn't want
to work. Maybe they were inept, maybe they were getting


-----Original Message-----
Lisa M. Bronson wrote:

Has anyone ever had occasion to document a procedure that was different
for someone who was left-handed than it was for someone who was



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