Re: A. Woodhouse: your disappointment

Subject: Re: A. Woodhouse: your disappointment
From: Andrew Woodhouse <awoodhou -at- MPC-UK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 12:15:11 +0100

Jack Shaw <jsh -at- software-ag -dot- de> writes:

> Andrew,

> By this time, you've surely found out that e-mail lists
> are like pubs, cars and romantic encounters: they don't always
> embody what you've expected or hoped.


> But like those three, this one does offer you the chance to commiserate,
> pontificate, adjudicate, loosen up, strut, admit ignorance, or even cry
> for help within the confines of this craft we call a profession.
> And where else are you going to do all that--with your boss or mate?

> Why don't you hang in here a while longer? By your own admission,
> you've only lurked for a few months...maybe your expectations will
> indeed be fulfilled, both in us and in the quality of the candidates
> you've been interviewing.

I will, thanks. Please see my last message.

> And as for the latter, maybe you could make your needs known right
> here--who knows? You know how group dynamics works--this is not much
> different. For every loudmouth like me or Guy MacDonald (he knows I'm
> funning...), there may be a quiet genius lurking, as you've done, that
> will respond to and meet your requirements, if you've made them clear
> --and they're reasonable.

OK. Here goes. If anybody isn't put off by my message of yesterday, please don't
hesitate to contact me. Believe it or not I'm actually quite a nice bloke!

The Job
Duration: 3 month contract, possibility of extending contract further. The job
is based in our office in Borehamwood, UK. We need someone *URGENTLY*!

US WEST International Systems Group is a software developer, developing tools
for use in all stages of designing, building and maintaining digital mobile
telephone networks.

This contract involves documenting a network management tool for use in GSM/PCN
networks. Some documentation exists in MS Word 6, and needs to be imported into
Frame and updated for a new release. We use FrameMaker 5.0 on Sun and HP

I've listed below required and preferred skills.

Good working knowledge of Framemaker (we use Frame 5.0 on Sun
Unix (pref. Solaris/CDE or HP-UX (VUE))
Knowledge of Client/Server Systems
Min. 1 year industrial writing experience

Experience of working in a Software Development environment
Experience of documenting Network Management applications
RDBMS (Oracle preferred)
Knowledge of GSM/PCN systems

Candidates will be asked to perform a brief writing test in which they
will be asked to document a small part of the application User Interface. No
previous knowledge of Network Management/Cellular Network applications is
required for this task.

Please contact me by email, phone or fax (in my sig.)

> After all, as they say in the Air Force, "...we're just plane folks..."

> Sorry. But if I can't be at the STC conference, at least I get revenge
> with odiferous stay tuned and upwind. It might be
> worth your while in the long term.

> Jack Shaw
> Software AG

Andrew Woodhouse
US WEST International Systems Group

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