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Subject:Re: Hiring a Writer with little experience From:Margie Greskewicz <margie -at- csleboda -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Thu, 18 Nov 1999 23:19:53 -0500
The question is: how much of an interest should I take in the hiring of my
I know others have responded with concerns about the condition of
your resignation and organizational policies on training. While I
agree you must consider the nature of your departure and the
environment and policies of the organization, I thought I would offer
my perspective as a "newbie" to the field.
I would appreciate any friendly advice or suggestions a former
employee could make that would ease my transition into a new
environment. Of course I wouldn't want to hear any strong, personal
opinions or office politics that would predispose me to a certain
view, especially if I am unaware of the nature of an employee's
However, if there are important concerns, such as no engineer taking
interest in the documentation, I would like to be forewarned in a
non-threatening manner. It would even be better if the employee took
an interest in my position and offered some help in learning the
basics of the technology, especially if there isn't any training or a
considerable amount of time for adjustment. I'm not saying a former
employee needs to go to great lengths for his or her replacement, but
it would be great if the former employee offered support and
Also, consider that whether you are a "newbie" or "seasoned veteran"
the transitional phase to a new position goes much more smoothly when
someone takes an interest in your success.
"Newbie" Margie Greskewicz
Technical and Science Communication