RE: document your job?

Subject: RE: document your job?
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:35:17 -0400

I try to leave a basic list of where things are, where they stand, and who
to contact for various information. Other than that, I leave little else
normally.

A few years ago I was asked to document all that I did, but for a different
reason that most here think. We were being forced to accept employees who
were laid off in another area and they would be replacing a few of us, but
they had to come in through a normal internal hiring process to replace
existing people. Our boss didn't want to lose several of us and have to hire
a bunch that would take several months to come to speed on our projects, as
this would greatly impact the metrics of the project. We had been running
about $20 million under budget for the last two years and the impact would
have seriously jeopardized that.

I was to document what I did with such detail that even I couldn't get hired
for my position.

A year and a half later, even that couldn't save us.


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References:
document your job?: From: Editor in Chief
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RE: document your job?: From: Dan Goldstein

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