Re: What is there is "Donkey Work" you prefer to do yourself? WAS:Someone to do the "donkey work"? (take II)

Subject: Re: What is there is "Donkey Work" you prefer to do yourself? WAS:Someone to do the "donkey work"? (take II)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 14:39:19 -0800

Without knowing your boss or organization, it's impossible to say if you're
missing anything. It's possible that she is only saying that the work is
somehow "beneath you" because she's had past experiences with writers frying
CPUs while attempting to open up computers to perform "upgrades" that she wants
to avoid having again, or that she's afraid that if you do it successfully some
corporate beancounter will slash the capital equipment budget and require
everyone (including her) to do their own. But if none of that is the case and it
is just "bias" on her part, then she is the boss. I imagine you must have other
work to do if she isn't telling you to just transfer your tools and data to one
of the unused systems left behind by departed coworkers who aren't being
replaced.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Evelyn Lee Barney" <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
> The problem is that my boss feels that doing this work myself is beneath
> me. She wanted me to have the work done by others and then submit
> receipts for reimbursement. I don't add the time this takes me to my
> reported hours, so that's not it. It's just a bias she has.

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Re: Someone to do the "donkey work"? (take II): From: Michael West
What is there is "Donkey Work" you prefer to do yourself? WAS: Someone to do the "donkey work"? (take II): From: Evelyn Lee Barney

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