Re: On Office Politics and Being the New Kid

Subject: Re: On Office Politics and Being the New Kid
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Lori Olcott" <lori_olcott -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 10:07:18 -0800

Your first step should be to discuss with your manager exactly what
*your* responsibilities are with regard to documentation. Are you
supposed to produce it, or is that this other person's responsibility,
with yours merely to provide "input?" If you are now supposed to
produce the docs and this other person's job is to "maintain the
group's intranet site," then produce the docs, let the appropriate
people know they exist and leave it to her to decide whether or not
they go on the site (and deal with grumbles from those who know
there are docs they don't have access to); if you are just supposed
to provide "input" to her documents and it's her call on what is and
is not incorporated, then you're done and you should ask your
manager what your next assignment is.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Lori Olcott" <lori_olcott -at- yahoo -dot- com>

I also suspect that some of this is a territorial reaction. I'm
encroaching on what has been her area. And since my title isn't
"Technical Writer" or "Documentation Specialist", she's not as obligated
to accept my input (even though it was one of the things I was hired for).


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