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Subject:Re: business cards From:Kim Keegan <keegan -at- EXPLORERS -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 5 Feb 1997 07:56:52 -0800
Virginia E. Butler wrote:
> Do all technical communicators have business cards? I am working at a
> corporation that does not issue business cards unless the employee has extensive
> outside contact (e.g., sales or managers).---SNIP---
Yes, Virginia, I too have the same problem.
I *do* have personalized company business cards, but they list my old title (Account
Coordinator, a position I held for several years while waiting the the TW position to
be created). I moved to my new position last May.
In the past year, many employees (programmers included, who have just about as much
direct client contact as I have) have been given new sets of business cards to in
order to include e-mail addresses, but they will not give me new cards. I refuse to
distribute the old ones. I do have some contact with clients, especially when they
come on-site for a meeting. It's rather embarassing not to be able to give them a
business card - I have to come up with excuses such as "I'm ran out", or if I'm
off-site, "Sorry, I forgot to bring one."