Category Archives: workplace

The Little Things

Several years ago I had a discussion with a Millennial intern who resented the notion of “paying your dues,” i.e., being required to do unenjoyable, tedious, boring, or unchallenging work before being allowed to do more exciting work, get a … Continue reading

Posted in management, mentoring, personal, technical writing, workplace | 2 Comments

Home Hunting and Proposal Recaps

I put in a bid for a condominium last week only to have it rejected. It was disappointing because the place matched a lot of my must-haves for a home. Be that as it may, I can always get a … Continue reading

Posted in clients, personal, proposal writing, workplace | Leave a comment

Adventures in Meeting Minutes

Taking meeting minutes is one of the smaller tasks I handle, but it can provide an important record of business dealings within an organization or between one organization and another. However, it’s not always as easy as I like to … Continue reading

Posted in clients, documentation, documents, meetings, technical writing, workplace | Leave a comment

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

I dropped out of my reporting job at Spaceflight Insider (SFI) three years ago–not because of any wrongdoing, but because my various freelance contracts in the aerospace business were starting to interfere with my ability to write stories for SFI. I … Continue reading

Posted in business writing, careers, clients, engineering, freelancing, management, Office Politics, personal, proposal writing, technical writing, workplace | Leave a comment

What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say

I’m late posting today because honestly I couldn’t think of anything to say. Has that ever happened to you? Obviously it’s a little different when you’re writing a blog column vs. attending a team meeting face to face or online. … Continue reading

Posted in clients, management, meetings, Office Politics, peers, personal, philosophy, workplace | Leave a comment