RE: document your job?

Subject: RE: document your job?
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:04:57 -0400

No, your environment is not common, today.

So I couldn't quite figure out what you are documenting and who it is for. As long as it easy to find your deliverables, and they are under some kind of source control and the people who need them know where they are, documenting anything else seems like overkill isn't likely your replacement will eant to do the job the same way.

Sounds like you've gone a bit over the edge, actually ;^)

> Does the above describe a fairly common techwriter work environment, today?
> Is there a good reason, from the writer perspective, to pull all the
> documentation
> for such an environment together in one place, one document? Without the
> carrot/stick of ISO preparation looming?
> I figure if I get killed or long-term hospitalized, I'm past caring what my
> replacement does. If I get laid off, well, you can fill in the blanks
> regarding
> how helpful I want to be to my lower-paid replacement, or to a company
> that tossed me to the curb. They'll figure it out, or reinvent it.
> If I get promoted/transferred, I'll have time to coach my replacement.
> Let's hear other perspectives.
> </kevin>

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