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::: So far my complaints to my manager and the manager of HR have fallen
::: on deaf ears, so to speak.
What have they said in response?
::: I'm the only writer at my company, so it's
::: possible they don't understand what writers need. Or maybe I'm
::: atypical in my need for quiet.
You're not atypical. I doubt it's the former, either.
::: Before I make a formal request for a
::: quieter location, I'd like to gather some information about the
::: conditions other technical writers work in. Am I alone in needing a
::: relatively quiet place to work?
I highly doubt it.
::: How have others (especially lone
::: writers like me) succeeded in negotiating for a quiet
"The noise is distracting and I'm not as productive as I could be with a bit
::: When applying for a new job, how do writers assess the
::: suitability of their future working environment?
I check it out.
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