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Subject:Re: Sometimes you get what you need... From:Linda Sherman <linsherm -at- GTE -dot- NET> Date:Fri, 26 Feb 1999 15:45:59 -0500
Eric Ray wrote:
> At 06:25 AM 2/26/99 -0800, Meyerding, Henry W wrote:
> >The best way I have found to turn away from Word, with the blessing of the powers
> >that be, is to thoroughly document my use of the program: [etc.]
> This technique is invaluable whenever you find that hardware, software,
> or other intangibles keep you from working effectively or
> well AND your management isn't supportive of your needs.
Be warned that it doesn't always work.
I once worked at a large company where the president asked me for my
suggestions. I pointed out that there was only one terminal for every
two mainframe programmers, and because of that, the programmars could
really only work half a day. His reaction: he went to the VP of MIS and
told him to fire half the programmers! Fortunately, the VP talked him
out of it.
Moral of story: be sure you have your thumb on the pulse of company
politics (I didn't).
Linda K. Sherman <linsherm -at- gte -dot- net>
Computer programming, technical writing, web development
phone: 1-727-842-6756 fax: 1-727-842-6853