Re: Quote of the Day

Subject: Re: Quote of the Day
From: Jim Barrow <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 19:16:52 -0500 (CDT)

That would be nice but, for me at least, those are few and far between. The job here started out well, but the project is chaotic, and every department is trying to blame the other for the incompetencies. The SVP who called us scribes was, in my opinion, simply verbalizing a core belief.

The work that our Tech Pubs department has produced has been top-notch and we're generating documents in days, instead of weeks.

I think I need to work in a different industry or sector.

- Jim

>From: Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
> Jim,
>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.
>> 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".


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