RE: Not sure I agree with this

Subject: RE: Not sure I agree with this
From: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
To: Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:07:24 +0000

No need to feel stressed; you are not accountable for the quality of the previous person's work.

You say: "I just took over this documentation, and am getting to know the material. If you can clarify this... and any other issue that you may find... for me, I'd be happy to update the manual accordingly."

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Alec Chakenov
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:00 PM
To: Dan Goldstein
Cc: TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)
Subject: Re: Not sure I agree with this

Sometimes it gets funny, when a reviewer (an SME) of a document that was
prepared by someone else, who recently quit the company, asks you - "What
did you mean by that?". I don't know what to say because I didn't write it,
and this might be stressful.


2013/11/13 Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>

> No, that's not stress, because it's an external phenomenon. Stress is how
> you handle external phenomena internally. When I describe an event as
> "stressful," I'm actually describing myself and not the event.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Neilson
> Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:03 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Not sure I agree with this
>
> "... people who don't like stress ..."
>
> Is it somehow not stress when the SME for your doc update tells you,
> "Sorry, I not allowed to talk to you any more. I'm on another project now.
> You'll have to get your info from Joe Newguy," and Joe knows nothing about
> the project except what he's been reading in the existing version that
> you're trying to rewrite?
>
>
>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: Not sure I agree with this: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Not sure I agree with this: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Not sure I agree with this: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Not sure I agree with this: From: Alec Chakenov

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