This morning I started jotting down some notes about part of my job. This lead me to creating a more detailed list of different things that i do for example:
From each of the topics, my plan was to document what it does and how we utilize it. What do I do to keep it up to date and running. Then i hit me, why should i go through all this trouble? I’ve spent my must of my life learning about computers. Through books and hands on. Most of this stuff was not learned between 8 to 5 on the company dime, or on the company equipment. They have never even reimbursed a book expense. So why should I document how todo my job, just because I’m leaving and they won’t replace me?
If you were leaving your job, and you had a few months to go, would you document every detail for your company? I’ve got mixed feelings about this. I think my job needs to be documented so that someone else has an idea of what needs to be done, but I think thats as far as I’ll go. If they want to learn about NFS, samba, fixing network printers, hooking stuff up the AS400, working on CNC machines out in the shop, or whatever it will be up to them to figure that part out. What would you do?