Re: Working Off Site

Subject: Re: Working Off Site
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>
To: Laura Phillips <laurap -at- pluribusnetworks -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 19:05:04 -0700

On 4/10/2016 11:19 AM, Laura Phillips wrote:

Hi there,

I am taking a poll to see how many writers work off site from their employer
or as a contractor ­ what are some of the challenges that you face while off

Laura A Phillips

Well - I've been an employee for over a year, and have been to Corporate for three days - and one of them was for a company picnic.
Due to software challenges, I had to go into a field office for most of a week last year.
The rest of the time, I've been happily remote.
With Skype, I stay in touch with the other techwriter and other members of our team. So far, it has worked splendidly.
We've developed a good working relationship. Also, our management has done a number of things to get us acquainted with each other. That helps.

When I worked remotely as a contractor, I never had other techwriters to bounce ideas off of, and often it was a struggle to stay in touch with SMEs.
That got lonely. This is better.

Jay Maechtlen
626 840-8875 cell

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