Re: Reviewers who don't review

Subject: Re: Reviewers who don't review
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Siliconwriter <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net>, TECHWR-L List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 15:34:21 -0700 (PDT)

> bit testily, I confess) in email that the reviewers should have
> caught this, I was told by the head of tech support (my main
> reviewer) that he never looks at the documents he's sent to review,

Obviously, he isn't your main reviewer :-)

> and that I should walk them over to him and stand over him to get
> them actually reviewed.
> What am I, his mother?
> Any suggestions as to a response? I am holding onto my temper with

Tell him he's a schmuck, preferably in a meeting after others hear
his comment. Then tell him that you will NOT stand over him like a
babysitter, so if he wants any input into the document, he's to find
someone to act in his place, but only if the person he designates
acts professionaly. Otherwise, you are going to request through your
management that they find someone else....then you say you would be
happy to work with him to come up with a process that works for the
both of you.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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