Re: Friday question: What's your favourite manager comment?

Subject: Re: Friday question: What's your favourite manager comment?
From: tammyvb <tammyvb -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:28:45 -0600



Don't worry about the accuracy. Just clean it up and make it look pretty.
Or
Write to the way it is supposed to work and we will fix it later.


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-------- Original message --------
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: 9/2/16 9:08 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Friday question: What's your favourite manager comment?

Well, there's always, "Don't worry about the missing information. We'llÂ
see that you get it eventually."

It's that phrase "Don't worry." I think we are paid to worry, and thus weÂ
should worry. You would think I might have learned back when it happenedÂ
before, elsewhere ...

"Yes, I know that (writer X) who reports to you isn't working out, butÂ
don't worry, I'll take care of it."

In retrospect he should have said, "I want to see your plan for thisÂ
situation by tomorrow morning."

Ultimately (days or weeks later) the manager assembled a team of threeÂ
writers to do the work X had not done.

On Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:21:43 -0400, Charlotte Branth ClaussenÂ
<charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I have more often than not reported to people with no knowledge of my
> field. This has given rise to some interesting comments. Examples are:
>
> Shouldn't we move to a more modern format, such as PDF?
> You don't need to know anything about XML!
> Your problem is that you want to understand what you're writing about!
>
> What is your favourite manager comment?
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