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Subject:Re: Red button: next in the saga From:John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com> To:Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> Date:Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:02:11 -0400
Consultant (Noun): Someone from the outside you pay a lot of money to
tell you what your good inside people are already telling you for free.
Al Geist said the following on 7/23/2009 3:51 PM:
> If they want to have and outside "expert" repeat what you've been saying,
> fine. To them you're just a "tech writer." You're job is to document what we
> design...even if it stinks. That's all they want to pay your for. All of us
> who have been around for a while have worked for companies like that. It
> sucks if you let it get personal, so don't let it get personal. If they are
> doing something stupid, explain to them there is a better way. If they
> listen...great. If they don't listen, be satisfied that their ignorance
> bought you a nice dinner or some downtime at the beach.
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