RE: Motivation

Subject: RE: Motivation
From: "Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Kathi -dot- Knill -at- template -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 11:57:58 PST

Kathi Jan Knill wrote:

For my current company, my manager encourages me to use the "down
time" to do some learning about things that both interest me and that are somewhat related to what I do for this company. So for example, if I think it would be useful for me to learn Java, I get a book or something online and study. For a more direct writing related example, I also have purchased a book on indexing. This is an area that I lack formal training in, and one which I think is extremely important to writing good doc.

Tony Markatos responds:

I also use "slack periods" to learn new software tools. So does everyone else where I work at (including the entire development staff). Such has been the case at all companys that I have worked at as an employee (contracting is a different story).

This really makes me wonder when I see a TW help-wanted add stating "Must know PageMaker" or FrameMaker or whatever.

Tony Markatos
(tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)

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