Re: Credit where credit is due??

Subject: Re: Credit where credit is due??
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Ron Hearn <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 12:39:33 -0500

Ron Hearn wrote:

Don't you hate when management sends out an email acknowledging everyone
who put in a lot of effort on a project to achieve a goal and there is
no mention of the person who wrote the manuals? Sigh
End of rant

Well, it should be the end of the _rant_; but that doesn't mean it should be the end of your concern. There is no good excuse for a manager to do that, and you should ask, the next time you run into the email writer at the coffee machine, if perhaps his omitting your name was an oversight.

Try to get a read on the situation. In many organizations, project wrap-up memos like that carry weight with upper management--positive weight for the people who got the kudos and negative weight for those who did not. If your boss left your name out inadvertently, he or she will probably volunteer to correct the oversight with a memo up the chain, and copied to you (less embarrassing than sending a new memo to the whole company). If your boss makes it clear that it wasn't an oversight but that your work is not valued, you might want to start quietly politicking for a transfer to someone else's group or start thinking about looking elsewhere for employment.


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