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Not to worry. I have my 16-year-old nephew working on the transporter issue. Poor kid wants to go to MIT. He's one reason I won't retire early - one family alone can't pay for that kind of education.
Let's see...how to keep this tech writing-related...Oh! I notice every once in awhile, someone mentions their portfolio. When I try to show an interviewer some of my work and why it's good (blush) they aren't interested! It bums me out. And this is from people who end up hiring me.
Shell Exploration & Production Company
Two Shell Plaza, 777 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77002, United States of America
Tel: +1-713-241-5807 5807 Other Tel: 281-579-2188
Email: mgkamish -at- yahoo -dot- com
The usual caveats....
From: techwr-l-bounces+marsha -dot- kamish=shell -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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Behalf Of Al Geist
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: Desiging your Documentation/Writing Department
I totally agree. If the work gets done and meetings get attended (as I
have done remotely several times), etc., then does it matter if the
writer is sitting at the keyboard in the office, or on the deck
overlooking the lake, or working late at night instead of during the
middle of the day? The problem is not the writer, or the work, it's the
other members of the corporation who have chosen jobs that do not allow
them the same working arrangement.
That'll all change with the transporter........
Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> As for what the managers do, at this time I manage eight writers,
> and they are all located remotely from my office. Whether they're
> in our offices around the world or in their homes makes little
> difference to me as their manager, so long as they are where they
> need to be for various meetings, test sessions, etc., and their projects
> advance according to schedule. However, I expect it would likely
> be an issue for our corporate HR and Finance types.
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