Re: An interview question

Subject: Re: An interview question
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:59:42 -0400

I dont think the answer to the question will tell you anything usefull and
may give youisleading information. Example being where documentation is a
regulatory requurement. Definately a cost but an unavoidable cost.
Example...i work for a bank in AML (anti-money laundering). I do most of
the compliance audit docs to regulatory. I get whatever i ask for. Your
question seems to take the perspective that unless it is a profit youll be
treated second class
On Mar 28, 2013 4:53 PM, "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

> Courtesy of Tech Republic I came across a question that one can ask when
> interviewing for a position. They suggests it for IT interviews. I've
> recast it for tech writing.
>
> “Is the documentation effort seen as a revenue generator or a cost center
> in this organization?”
>
> The answer, or even the foot-dragging involved in speaking an answer, can
> easily reveal more than anyone was prepared to tell you about how things
> really happen.
>
> Whether to place the question to one's >>current<< management is left as
> an exercise for the reader.
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