Re: Your "Well Done" File

Subject: Re: Your "Well Done" File
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 15:08:16 -0400

My "feel good" folder is the file folder where I place my bank
statements. Nothing says "I appreciate your work" like a paycheck.

Awards are good, too. Especially ones that aren't followed by a layoff
a couple of months later.

-Wendy

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I don't have a file, Nancy...I have an overflowing banker's box, a website,
> and a LinkedIn profile all singing praises about my multi-faceted work
> ("He's a techwriter!" "He's a marketer!" "He's a speaker!" "He's a
> trainer!") Yes, I'm a terrifically creative, intelligent, talented, and
> capable individual; they broke the mold when I was born.   ;>)
>
> Yes, it helps my morale, but that's about it. No one else cares and I've
> come to accept that. Nothing I've done or created seems to matter in today's
> marketplace, it would seem, when most of the listings seek someone having
> all of my wonderful attributes for which they'll *gladly* pay $25 an hour.
> You get the drift.
>
> No, instead these positings are being filled by many of "those" who don't
> know the difference between it's and its, insert two spaces after all
> punctuation (because that's what they were *taught*, dawgone it!), and
> believe that the plural form of all acronyms requires an apostrophe.
>
> </rant>
>
>> Chris
>
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
>
>> So sorry. No matter how often I set Verizon webmail to Plain Text, it
>> switches back to, evidently, the formatting of the last post I responded to.
>> I am slowly training myself to check the setting every time, but I missed it
>> this last time.
>>
>> OK, so, my topic was, do you have  file in which you store complimentary
>> notes on reviews? I do; it's  at home, since as a contractor I change
>> employers so frequently. I look at it when I need reassurance that someone
>> other than fellow tech writers values what I do.
>>
>> My favorite item in it is a post-it note that came back to me
>> unintentionally. An editor (yes, this was at a company that had editors) had
>> passed my document on to another editor and her note said, "Sorry this is
>> such a rush; the upside is that she's the best of the bunch." In the
>> context, it was clear that "she" referred to me.
>>
>> Anyway, I just got a very nice "Brava" from a reviewer.
>>
>> Do you have a "Well Done" file or something similar? What do you have in
>> it? Does it improve your morale?
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References:
Your "Well Done" File: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Your "Well Done" File: From: Chris Morton

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