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Subject:Re: SERIOUS: Formal vs. informal organizations From:"Collins, Darren DA" <Collins -dot- Darren -dot- DA -at- BHP -dot- COM -dot- AU> Date:Tue, 9 Mar 1999 13:50:29 +1100
Wow, a list message from a parallel dimension!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kat Nagel [mailto:katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET]
> For the first time in 13 years of freelancing, I'm dealing with a
> company like that:
> "Use whatever software you're comfortable with; we'll
> budget a week at the end to deal with any conversion problems."
> "We've got several people doing the writing, now, and the
> stuff looks like it comes from multiple universes. Put together
> a style guide for us that will make it easier to improve looks
> and readability, but won't cripple us."
> "You need offsite access to our secure network? No problem.
> Bring in your computer and we'll install and configure every-
> thing you'll need and make sure it works. Call me at home if
> you run into any problems."
> (after I had been hired to do 100 screen captures for a quick
> revision, and instead suggested a major reorganization of the
> book that had been lovingly crafted by one of the co-owners of
> company) "Hmm..you know, your outline makes a LOT of
> sense. How much should we budget for that? Can you start
> on Monday?"
> I think I've fallen in love <g>.
> Kat Nagel
> katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net