Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation

Subject: Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:22:52 -0700

It's too bad he left without expounding on which subjects discussed in
the past month or so he thought were the most "insignificant," "not
important issues in the field" compared to grammar and style. Was it:

As a hiring manager, what are you looking for in a resume?
Consequences of not following the procedures...
Someone to do the "donkey work"
Subcontractors and billing
When reviewers collide
Sample document creation for contract position
So has anyone else been feeling the pressure to lower their hourly
rates?

Perhaps if I had said something about how new graduates of "Technical
Communication" programs need to be "untaught" most of what their
professors had taught them was most important to know as a professionals
in the field and introduced to the realities of finding a job, working
with tight deadlines, constricted budgets, reduced staffing, busy or
uncooperative SMEs and reviewers and surviving dysfunctional
organizations and management in unpredictable economic conditions it
might have piqued his interest in participating a bit more?

Somebody poke me the next time we get an academician who seems bored and
I'll see what I can do to help...

Gene Kim-Eng



----- Original Message -----
From: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
> In any case, I'm quite sure that I do not "know it all." I suspect
> most
> of us on the list have that same self-awareness. The tone of your
> aptly
> titled rant verges on the condescending, both to me and to the list at
> large, which does not further the dialogue. To say "there are no
> important issues on this forum" is, to put it charitably, a rather
> sweeping dismissal.

>> From: David Hailey [mailto:david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu]
>> A RESIGNATION:
>> Like Hayhoe, I joined the forum in hopes of keeping my finger on
>> important issues in the field, and perhaps from time to time
>> contributing something. But I have found that there are no important
>> issues on this forum - just ongoing quibbling over insignificant
>> issues.


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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: Wrong? Poor style? OK?: From: Michael West
RE: Grammar: From: David Hailey
RE: Grammar: From: Pinkham, Jim
RE: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation: From: David Hailey
RE: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation: From: Pinkham, Jim

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