RE: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface

Subject: RE: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:18:10 -0400

This sounds so familiar -- I'll tell you this, Mike: If it's this hard, you
are going to be only wasting your time. If management doesn't have this task
on its plate and doesn't now *want* it, nothing you do can change that. And
you may end up annoying a lot of people, some of whom you hve been led to
believe are with you.

It is from my own experience that I say this; and perhaps I'm wrong about
your particular situation, but I'd recommend doing your job superbly, and if
your employer's eyes don't light up at the prospect of something you
suggest, drop it -- just drop it.


Bonnie Granat
http://www.GranatEdit.com


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>
> I don't intend to give up... I know the guys I'm working with
> are pretty
> much on my side as far as these things go. I suspect in the
> long run, most
> of the changes I'm suggesting will eventually be implemented.
> It's just that
> it may not follow the path I'd choose. I've definitely used
> screen captures
> to my advantage in this process. I'll take a screen capture,
> then tweak it
> myself to show the flaws in the existing version and the
> reasoning behind
> what I'm suggesting.
>
> I think one of the things on their mind might be "He's
> spending time on this
> stuff and we want him to focus on writing the docs". In order
> to address
> that concern (even though I don't believe I'm actually
> diverting much time
> from writing the documentation) I'll take that aspect of what
> I'm doing
> offline... I'll work on it at home during off hours. I
> believe in it enough
> that I'm willing to do it on my own time, without pay.
>


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References:
Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Simon North
Re: Rant... please let me help you fix the user interface: From: Mike Starr

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