Category Archives: workplace

Other Duties as Assigned

You see it in the job description: “other duties as assigned.” You assume it’s boilerplate language. I mean, how outlandish could those other duties actually be? As someone whose career has seen its share of unusual jobs, I can say … Continue reading

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Providing Positive Feedback

Giving negative feedback can be a sensitive subject because you never know how someone will react, even if you couch your criticism as gently as possible. Yet giving positive feedback can be a challenge, too, because people also vary in … Continue reading

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Balancing Work Load

It’s been a while since I talked about this, but as I get to closer to starting school, it’s important that I recall how to balance my work load to make sure everything gets done. My approach is not the … Continue reading

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Metrics in Writing

Like many English majors, I am not a big fan of numbers, especially when it comes to my work. There are, however, constructive ways to apply metrics to your work as a technical communicator and get results that make everyone … Continue reading

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Putting on Your Lawyer Hat

One rare occasions, I’ve provided an initial “lawyer’s eye” review of small business documents. This has occurred simply because I have a general idea of the sorts of things lawyers will nitpick. That said, whenever I’ve reviewed business agreements, employment … Continue reading

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