Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 14:49:38 -0700

I think *really* smart workers seek out companies to work where
the management sees the value in this and works at ensuring its
employees know how the systems are supposed to work and what
parts they play in them. Otherwise, putting effort into understanding
how your company's systems and processes work and your place
in may just be depressing.

Yes, you can develop "survival skills" to enable you to hang on in
a disorganized, insane environment, but making yourself more
"marketable" best serves if you use that marketability to place
yourself somewhere that will better appreciate what you have
to contribute and know how best to use it. How much satisfaction
can you derive from one good piece of a pie that has mold
growing on the rest of the crust?

Gene Kim-Eng



----- Original Message -----
Tim Mantyla wrote:
>Smart workers find a way of looking at an organization, process,
>company or industry as a system, and find ways to work better
>and better within it.

>An experienced worker, tech writer or other, often can see the bigger
>picture and can work around and better within it, as a result of seeing
>things globally instead of just his/her little piece of the company pie.
>Better results are likely to follow when workers think in terms of the
>system around "my job."


>Does that skill make someone more "professional?" Maybe, but
>certainly more marketable. It may foster--out of sheer need to
>survive in a disorganized, at times insane world--an intelligent
>assertiveness through the effort to improve your piece of the pie.
>It helps you fit a high-quality effort into an impoverished series of
>courses that drag down the entire meal and fail to nourish the
>customer, in the end.



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References:
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Tim Mantyla
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger

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