Re: Death knell for quality content?

Subject: Re: Death knell for quality content?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>, "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 11:07:42 -0700

Industry trends may wax and wane, but nepotism is eternal.
The Neanderthals probably disappeared because some
chief's wife's cousin's mate was put in charge of the
mammoth hunt intead of the tribe's best hunter

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
>I recall interviewing for one writing position some years ago (early
>1980s) and being told point-blank that they had gotten several hundred
>resumes, I was one of the two finalists, and WOULD have gotten the job
>offer BUT the hiring manager said (paraphrasing here) that his wife's
>friend's nephew's uncle's friend is a veterinarian but also does his
>church newsletter, so they're going to hire him. (Why someone would
>give up a much more financially lucrative vet practice, I don't know.)
> This has happened again over the years; the last time was three years
> ago while being called in for two interviews for a tech writing
> position and then at the last minute being told by the VERY unhappy HR
> manager that the marketing vp "has a friend" he wants to see get the
> job. The HR manager was furious because I clearly was the best choice
> for this position, but the HR person couldn't fight the inside power
> structure; the tech writing position started as a short-term contract
> job, but then was converted to full-time permanent and I ALMOST got
> it. Oh, well.


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