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Subject:Re: Disagreeing with house styles From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 5 Jan 2012 08:54:11 -0800
I was once hired to take over management of a group that had been without a
manager for over a year. The first time I sat in on one of their style
meetings I let them go on like that for about a half an hour. Drank two
cups of coffee. Ate a bagel with cream cheese. Read my email.
Eventually, it was either stop them or start clipping my fingernails, so I
tapped on the conference table to get their attention, thanked them for
their input and told them that I'd make a decision on their issues and have
the style guide revised by the end of the week. I learned later that they
had been having that same meeting on the same issues every week for the
entire time since their previous manager had left.
On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 7:20 AM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Why yes, I have sat through department meetings where we discussed the
> minutia of style for three or four hours without reaching a consensus.
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