Re: Disagreeing with house styles

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.

Gene Kim-Eng

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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