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Subject:Re: Quote of the Day From:Mary Arrotti <mary_arrotti -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:Jim Barrow <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:54:52 -0700 (PDT)
Would your manager be willing to talk directly to the SVP & ask that the SVP use a less demeaning term to refer to the writers?
Another suggestion - ask your manager to publicize the work your team does. On a regular basis (weekly, monthly) send to MGT a list of your group's contributions and their impact to other groups, the company, and the bottom line.
Jim Barrow <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
After a recent all-hands meeting, in which a senior VP referred to us as scribes, these developers started walking around snapping, "Hey, tech writer, go scribe; jot that down".
My manager is disgusted and wants to call a meeting. He wants to spend an hour extolling the virtues of the tech writers. Uh...no, I can't subscribe to this approach.
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