Re: Has the industry gone insane?

Subject: Re: Has the industry gone insane?
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 05:42:10 -0600

Thanks everyone for your comments and support on this thread.

I've negotiated a new position at a new company, left the old company
and took appropriate action.
The unofficial words
of a Tech Writer

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 1:43 PM, ct <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> It's a trend I'm seeing more and more. "The return of
> Micro-management" and "death-by-committee". The last two companies
> I've contracted at have been overburdened by the syndromes. The tower
> in which I currently toil is bad enough to extract me from the Doc
> Writing department and place me under a manager who believes threats
> are the best form of motivation.
> I have no review process.
> I have no style guides.
> I have only 2-4 hours of XP meetings and a very tedious, slow-moving
> "approval by 'track-changes' system" in which to get a document to the
> good enough stage.
> About to throw my hands up and become a monk.
> Calligraphy by candlelight is better than this!
> Suggestions?
> -Collin

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