Re: Asking for opinions about this job

Subject: Re: Asking for opinions about this job
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Me Too <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 14:43:40 -0500

> If it matters, I'm genuinely not looking for pity. I
> sincerely want to know if others feel my situation is
> out of the ordinary, or if this sort of thing is
> generally considered acceptable. The input would help
> me decide my course of action. Thanks.

It's normal, but not necessary. Start properly scoping and estimating
your workload on projects and build in the time for the non-product
projects as well. Put things on a priority list and timeline. Pretty
soon they'll start seeing that there's more work than one person can
get done in a reasonable timeframe. But you have to do this
consistently, so when you face your first beet-red project
manager/leader demanding docs NOW you can call a meeting and negotiate
the reprioritization with all stakeholders.

Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner
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