Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"

Subject: Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:00:30 -0700

Yes, as I recall Sun's response to the suit was that they required her to work the extra hours as part of a "performance improvement plan." However, that argument was BS, because they were doing it to enough writers for make up a class action suit AND were requiring a specific number of hours instead of setting actual performance improvement goals.

When I was a manager, my idea of "performance improvement" would have been coaching writers who were working 60 hours a week until they could get the same work done in 40. Making a writer whose 40-hour week produces unacceptable results put in 60 hours just gets you 50% more unacceptable results.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 6/23/2015 2:05 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

The lawsuit was filed by Dani Hoenemier, who was required to work
60-hour weeks without meal breaks. After she complained about not
being paid the overtime she was due, they told her improve her
performance.

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References:
"Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Mike Christie
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston

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