RE: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 41, Issue 7

Subject: RE: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 41, Issue 7
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 20:39:00 +1100

Ev wrote:

> Michael West wrote:
> > Geoff Hart wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> The important point is to sell this to
> >> your manager in terms of "I only have
> >> time to do priority A;
> >
> >
> > Right. What it would win you in my shop is a one-way ticket to

Ev, you've done some rather severe trimming there, and I just want to
clarify that when I wrote "What it would win you in my shop is a one-way
ticket to Palookaville" I was referring to Geoff Hart's comment to the
effect that saying this task is beneath you won't win you any friends.
You've trimmed that comment.

I was agreeing with Geoff. What I meant was -- no, saying that a task is
not worthy of your gifts, or acting like it, it WON'T win you any friends;
to the contrary, it will diminish your prospects for surviving an economic
downturn. (In Australia , according to the Prime Minister, it isn't so much
a downturn as it is a "sh*t-storm".)

Mike West
Melbourne, Australia


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