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.

Indeed!

> 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
workstations.

I've listed below required and preferred skills.


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

PREFERRED SKILLS
----------------
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 one-liners...so stay tuned and upwind. It might be
> worth your while in the long term.

> Jack Shaw
> Software AG

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Andrew Woodhouse
US WEST International Systems Group
Borehamwood
UK

email: awoodhou -at- isysg -dot- com
Tel: +44 181 214 3499
Fax: +44 181 214 2335
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