Re: Friday Hilarity

Subject: Re: Friday Hilarity
From: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:07:19 -0500

That about the planes not being able to lift their own manuals reminded me
of something I read years ago about the Pentagon's procurement process and
the proliferation of MILSPEC rules. I think this was in *Air And
Space*magazine...When companies were bidding on buiding the C-130, it
took a
5-inch 3-ring binder to hold all the paperwork required to file a bid.
When Lockheed submitted a bid to construct the C-5, it took a C-130 to
carry ONE set of the paperwork required.


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 5:56 PM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:

> Yabbut IIRC the airplanes you write about are barely able to take off with
> all their manuals aboard, so making a copy of one of everything would be a
> real physical effort.
>
>
>
> On Friday, April 25, 2014, Lippincott, Richard <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > I concur with the two Roberts (Lauriston and Kay): Sometimes ya gotta get
> > a printed copy out the door immediately, and the only way to do it is to
> > print and bind it yourself.
> >
> > It's part of my job. It only comes up once or twice a year, and it's
> > typically only one or two copies, but it happens.
> >
> >
> >
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> > On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
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> > The other requirements are fairly demanding.
> >
> > It says, "Performs Technical Publications administrative duties, such as
> > filing, copying, binding, and archiving, as required and assigned."
> > That's pretty standard for small-run / custom hardware where hard copies
> > are provided. Somebody orders a unit, you print or copy the manual and
> bind
> > it. Given the potential legal exposure with medical devices it's probably
> > better practice to have docs responsible for that than having a
> > minimum-wage clerk do it and maybe send the wrong doc.
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 1:47 PM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us
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> > wrote:
> > > Notice, too, that they have the tech writer filing, binding, and doing
> > other such jobs. Looks like a $7 an hour tech writing job.
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> > > Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:44 PM
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> > > From a current job listing for Senior Technical Writer:
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> > > approximately 30 lbs
> > >
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Friday Hilarity: From: Nancy Allison
RE: Friday Hilarity: From: Robart, Kay
Re: Friday Hilarity: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Friday Hilarity: From: Lippincott, Richard
Re: Friday Hilarity: From: John G

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