RE: Quote of the Day

Subject: RE: Quote of the Day
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:11:32 -0400


Why don't you consider working at a company that employs people who aren't
jerks? There are such companies. I worked for two of them.

Bonnie Granat

> From: Jim Barrow

> <snip>

> Four of the people who refer to us as scribes are developers
> who all but have outright contempt for technical writers.
> Their "scribe" comments used to get muttered under their
> breath. 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., I can't subscribe to this approach.
> Personally, I find this demoralizing, especially when I see
> these same developers getting praised for a job-well-done
> after creating software...using the technical specifications
> that the tech writers developed. </rant>


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