New Employee Problems w/ Management

Subject: New Employee Problems w/ Management
From: Steven Jong <SteveFJong -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 12:13:05 -0400

An anonymous poster asked for help with a very tough situation in
which the first writer in the group apparently has delusions of
grandeur and styles himself the True Technical Writer, with the
poster and the rest of the group merely assistants. Yow! That's a
difficult one. I counsel assassination 8^)

Seriously, if this person is in fact the supervisor/manager, you
have an intolerable situation. Your supervisor is supposed to be
on your side, not fighting you all. His boss must change things,
or you must leave. If most of your coworkers agree (better if
ALL agree) that the True Tech Writer is off the wall, then
go to the manager and say so. After ten years I should think you
know how to do your job, and there's additional strength in
numbers. It's the manager's job to resolve this situation.

-- Steve

Steven Jong, Documentation Group Leader ("Typo? What tpyo?")
Lightbridge, Inc, 67 South Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803 USA
mailto:jong -at- lightbridge -dot- com -dot- nospam 781.359.4902 [voice]
Home Sweet Homepage:

TECHWR-L (Technical Communication) List Information: To send a message
to 2500+ readers, e-mail to TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU -dot- Send commands
Search the archives at or search and
browse the archives at

Previous by Author: Corporate writing group structure
Next by Author: $8 an hour for a tech writer??
Previous by Thread: Re: New Employee Problems w/ Management
Next by Thread: Re: New Employee Problems w/ Management

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads