Re: Job differences

Subject: Re: Job differences
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Stephanie Erickson" <serickson -at- infinitecampus -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:40:18 -0700

Generally, my habit is to break down the tasks in our projects
and take as much of the short-term, quick-response "dirty
work" as I can, such as reviewing requests that come in for
doc support, chasing down reviewers, making last-minute changes, fixing doc formatting gremlins, generating PDFs, doc control uploads, etc. This lets my writers devote their time and concentration to the things that require time and concentration, and the "dirty work" tasks are easier to slot into all the planning, budget, quality and process meetings that constitute much of my "supervisory things." I've found that the high-level aspects of hands-on writing I used to enjoy the most become rather burdensome when they have to be done at the same time I'm attending a dozen executive staff meetings a week, while the "dirty work" tasks now actually give me a chance to mentally unwind.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephanie Erickson" <serickson -at- infinitecampus -dot- com>

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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