RE: At what point can I pass the buck?

Subject: RE: At what point can I pass the buck?
From: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- Fiserv -dot- com>
To: "Victoria Wroblewski" <victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- eagletest -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:47:32 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Victoria Wroblewski [mailto:victoria -dot- wroblewski -at- eagletest -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:38 AM
To: Downing, David; TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: RE: At what point can I pass the buck?

-----Original Message-----
From: Downing, David
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:05 AM
Subject: RE: At what point can I pass the buck?

>>>>>
Yes it is flattering to have someone think of you as the person to go
to. The two problems I have with it are (1) it's embarrassing if I don't
know the answer, and (2) if I'm constantly dealing with these questions,
I can't get my regular job done.
>>>>>

It shouldn't be embarrassing if you don't know an answer to a question
outside of the document world... they didn't know it either. You'll
both while from finding out the answer. One reason people like to play
"Ask A Tech Writer" is because even if the tech writer doesn't know the
answer, they probably have a good idea who does.

- V

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So they don't really expect me to know the answer, but rather to know
who to pass the question to. A bit less embarrassing, but also less
flattering.

And your use of the phrase "Ask A Tech Writer" has give me an idea for
part of s song parody. To the tune of "I'm a Girl Watcher" --

Ask A Tech Writer
Ask A Tech Writer
But he don't know
No no no no

Okay, it's not Friday yet, but it is "hump day."

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References:
At what point can I pass the buck?: From: Downing, David
At what point can I pass the buck?: From: Geoff Hart
RE: At what point can I pass the buck?: From: Downing, David
RE: At what point can I pass the buck?: From: Victoria Wroblewski

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