Re: FWD: Problems with Hiring, Equity

Subject: Re: FWD: Problems with Hiring, Equity
From: Barry House <bhouse -at- CREATIVE-HOUSE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 12:01:01 -0600

Eric Ray wrote:

>Company was about to advertise for new writer

>He is currently waiting to see what happens - he cannot really leave until
>the current PRP scheme matures (worth quite a bit of money as the company
>has been doing well for the last few years). He is loath to complain about
>the newbie (sour grapes re salary?) and he IS getting better - technically
>good but still making some basic writing/grammar mistakes.

Okay, my first question--is the existing writer responsible for cleaning up
the newbie's mistakes? If so, can he document the time that's taking him
(which is time he's unable to do his own job)?

If so, that would be good information to bring up at review time--and it
should be presented as a concern for the good of the company.

>His current intentions are to wait until the review and, if the situation
>isn't resolved to his satisfaction, start looking around for a new job as
>soon as PRP is paid. Comments, suggestions welcome.

Good plan, but document everything. Document mistakes that are being made,
document time spent on cleaning up mistakes, document cost to company (if
any) of cleaning up mistakes.

Save sour grapes and 'I told you so' speech for the exit interview.

Barry House
The Creative House--Helping Businesses Communicate
P.O. Box 523
Pittsfield, IL 62363
217-285-2950 Fax

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