RE: The writer who didn't work out

Subject: RE: The writer who didn't work out
From: "Blaine, Karen L." <karen -dot- blaine -at- unisys -dot- com>
To: "WinHelp List (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 09:14:18 -0500

In my last position, I had a similar situation. When I interviewed, the
manager explained the reasons that the previous writer didn't work out. I
liked the fact that the manager with whom I interviewed could admit making a
mistake, and move on. That told me a lot about the attitude and values I
could expect on the job from the manager, and the company.

-----Original Message-----
From: Henry Vandelinde [mailto:vandelinde -at- wordtek -dot- com]
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 1999 11:32 AM
Subject: The writer who didn't work out

I'm interviewing on Tuesday with a software firm badly in need of a writer.

They are being very generous and very serious about it all, and it is a
very appealing position.

In our phone conversations, however, it came up that they had a writer 'who
didn't work out.'

Nothing more was said about it, but I would like to know more before I move
my family, cats, and stuff half way across the province.

Any thoughts on how direct I should be when I ask them and how far to push
the issue? If anyone has any experience in this situation, from either side
of the table, I would like to hear it.


Henry Vandelinde, Ph.D.
vandelinde -at- wordtek -dot- com

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