Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 13:23:13 +1000

Beth Agnew wrote:
> Is it just the techwriters working overtime -- maybe because they're
> brought in too late in the release cycle? That can happen, but I suspect
> the problem lies with management, not the workers.

Certainly I think the industry trend toward continuous
publishing and product releases on the web that are
almost instantaneous are partly to blame for more hectic
schedules. But I believe also that it has always been
the nature of the industry that, as you alluded to,
overtime near release dates is required and expected.
IMHO, those times are balanced by the relatively relaxed
attitude toward time clocks in general and allowing comp
time at less busy periods.

-- Janice

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