Re: ad hoc work overwhelms plans

Subject: Re: ad hoc work overwhelms plans
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:06:08 -0500

I've often taken ad-hoc work from colleagues as a way of building good working relationships as well as shameless self-promotion of how a skilled technical writer can add value. I usually tell folks that I'm willing to wedge it into my pending tasks as a back-burner item... it may be a while before I get around to it and as such, they're not entitled to nag me about it. If that isn't sufficient for them I suggest we talk to my manager to get it added as a "official" project and negotiate the priorities.

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On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 7:43 AM, Milan DavidoviÄ <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

Kind of a Friday question; no specific context or examples, just a
general sort of query:

What do you do when ad hoc work threatens to overwhelm planned work?

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