Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED

Subject: Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED
From: Jim Barrow <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:57:33 -0500 (CDT)

Nope. Not this time, oh guru :^)

'What do you want to do?' should be the easiest question to answer because everyone - EVERYONE - should have short term, medium term, and long term goals in place at all times. Once the OPs Manager described the position the decision is simply comparing the duties and responsibilities of the position against these goals. Do I want to manage a group of tech writers? Yes or no. Do I want to be writer or a manager/editor?

The only difficulties arise when one has to establish goals first, before considering the job.

- Jim

From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>

I don't think it's a no-brainer at all. The question asked by the
OP's manager (what do you want to do?) is often the hardest
question there is to answer. Practical considerations aside, if
a possible position is not what one *wants* to do, one's
chances for success and satisfaction in the position are already

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>

> This is a no-brainer.
> Your current position is here: (_)
> Becoming a supervisor would put you here: (-)
> Take the position. Learn XML. Don't look back, and stop trying to talk yourself out of it.


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