RE: I need help

Subject: RE: I need help
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Zen C" <zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:58:19 -0500

Zen wrote:


I was just asked to do my own self evaluation by the end of the day. In
previous jobs goals were always set for me and have never done my own. I
the only technical writer, have no job description and have been with
company for only 5 months.

I have been asked to list 4 or 5 business goals, 5 required strengths
three areas of improvement.

Can you share with me goals created for you so that I can get an idea.


My response:

I am also a sole technical writer. Be sure to check out the Lone Writers
list. They are a great bunch of people.

I am my small company's first and only technical writer. I am loving
every minute of it.

Anywho, my original job description went something like this: " ...has
been hired to document all software and hardware systems, both internal
and external." There is plenty to do. Feel free to copy at will.

I have since expanded my range by volunteering to do the company
organization chart for HR and the unofficial personnel manual for HR. I
also volunteered to write first-time documentation for several IT
processes and procedures that had to be written down every time someone
needed them. I am now their go-to guy for this stuff and there's a job
code IT Documentation, because I asked HR to devise one. I also
volunteer whenever I see a need. I proofread business letters and help
burn CDs. Like I said, we are a small company, and everyone wears more
than one hat.

I told my day manager, anything you need help with that you think I can
help you with (even if it's outside my job description), just holler and
I will do anything I can.

Part of my job is, in my opinion, to make his job easier.

-- Craig


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