Re: Job differences

Subject: Re: Job differences
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: Stephanie Erickson <serickson -at- infinitecampus -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:52:51 -0400

If the new person is a better writer than you are, learn
and keep out of the way.

If he or she is new to writing, teach, but by setting
challenges. When a difficulty arises, ask "How do you
think we should go about this?" rather than waxing
pontifical or grabbing the reins.

Try to keep PHBs from interefering with the writing tasks.

Try editing each others' material. (My preference is to
do it on paper, with emphatic comments written in red
or purple pen.)

Learn how to do a performance review, and soon. They
are impossible to do, but perhaps knowing that will
make it easier.

Stephanie Erickson wrote:

I have convinced my supervisor and CEO that after 4 years of having a
documentation department of one, we need to hire someone else. With
that, the newly hired person will be doing more writing and I will be
doing more supervisory things, which is great!! For those of you that
have experienced this, how did you go about breaking your one job into
multiple jobs? Was there an agreed upon division or was it more like
"the new person can do the things I don't like to do", which is
currently where I'm going. Any help you could offer would be greatly

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Job differences: From: Stephanie Erickson

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