Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED

Subject: Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:24:17 -0700

In theory, yes. However, from the post it is fairly clear that
this new position/opportunity is not one of the poster's
previously established goals and is something that has been
presented more or less out of the blue. The questions asked
were all practical ones: can I do this job, will I have time to
do as much writing, will the job be more or less prone to
reduction, etc. However, the question posed by the poster's
manager was "what do you want," and nothing the poster
said gives me the slightest clue as to whether he/she will be
experiencing the slightest bit of enthusiasm or passion for
managing a techpubs group.

It's good to have goals, but maybe not so good if they're
so rigid that you aren't able to consider opportunities that
might fall a bit outside their scope.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED

> 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.


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