RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 11:17:39 -0700

> "we all know how those little playground dramas end"

You beat the tar out of the manager?

Leonard

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Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Oh, it was great! I was getting paid very well. The job was a blast
until I
was kidnapped by a notorious manager who chewed through TW's like a
play-ground bully through bubblegum. Once she started in with the lines
"You
don't know what the h*ll you're doing and I have no confidence in you."

Well...we all know how those little playground dramas end.

-Collin
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On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Contracts are fun in that regard. I've run into that a few times as a
> contractor. It's amazing what results can be achieved by stating the
> obvious... "You're paying me $N/hour to be here, whether I take notes
> for you or work on this product release. How you choose to spend your
> money on my time is entirely up to you. I'm perfectly happy doing
> either so long as I get paid."
>
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Collin Turner
> <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > I just left a Computer Software company as a contractor. I've
documented
> a
> > LOT of software, however, this was one of the worst experiences I've
ever
> > had...but not due to the overtime. More due to the "glorified
secretary"
> > aspect than anything.
>
> --
> Bill Swallow
> HATT List Owner
> WWP-Users List Owner
> Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter
> STC Single-Sourcing SIG Manager
> http://techcommdood.blogspot.com
>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Eric J. Ray
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Rob Hudson
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Collin Turner
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Collin Turner

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