Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED

Subject: Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 08:42:46 -0700

You have a thoughtful manager. The bottom line is, if you are going
to do a proper job of managing a department you will not be able
to spend as much of your time writing as you do now, nor should
you. If the idea of managing multiple projects, guiding other writers
through their projects, clearing obstacles out of other writers' paths
and planning strategies for your department to attain and maintain
a performance track record that will (hopefully) help make your
team seem too valuable to cut in the next round of layoffs doesn't
fire up your enthusiasm as much as or more than spending all your
time writing, perhaps this position is not right for you.

Gene Kim-Eng

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> I'm in a unique position right now. There is a strong possibility of a
> supervisory position becoming available in our TW department and I'm not
> sure if I should apply for it or not. I'm hesitant because I'm not sure
> if I'd be able to write as much (at least not end-user docs) and that
> makes me a little uncomfortable because that's what I've been doing for
> over 13 years. My manager has asked me what I want to do, which is
> unique. She doesn't want me to be unhappy because I'm not writing. I'm
> also fearful that if there's a layoff, I would be let go because I
> wouldn't be dedicated to one project as I am now.


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