RE: Someone to do the "donkey work"?

Subject: RE: Someone to do the "donkey work"?
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 13:55:05 +0900 (WST)

See it as an opportunity to show that you're a fox, not a donkey.

Giving the impression (even if unintentionally) that you're 'above' donkey work is bad. Showing that you're prepared to do donkey work if required is better. Finding a way to automate the donkey work out of existence is best.

> I'm sorry if I implied that editors ought to do the donkey work.
> I was just saying as an aside that our editor used to. What
> I'm thinking is that ideally, the publications department should
> bring in a "data donkey."

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