RE: Get a job at a dot.bomb

Subject: RE: Get a job at a dot.bomb
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 09:59:52 -0500

My company is a software manufacturer that was bought by a dotcom almost a
year ago. Thus, my dotcom has a product--several by acquisition, actually,
and so has a chance . . . as far as I can tell, many of the dotcoms that
have failed or are in difficulty were trading only in communication with no
product of their own. Even so, we are pre-IPO, a series of mergers left us
needing to streamline, which we did, shedding about 15% of the corporate
workforce and more than 50% of the technical writers.

Remember, most companies that use tech writers do not sell books. Thus, in
strictly bookkeeping terms, tech writers are overhead.

Cheers,

Sean

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ehr, Meg [SMTP:Meg -dot- Ehr -at- smartworks -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 9:53 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: Get a job at a dot.bomb
>
> So are you saying it wasn't a good idea for me to take a job at a startup
> B2B dot.com? *g*
>
> We're not a typical dot.com, though: we're a wholly-owned subsidiary of a
> publicly-held corporation with rising stock, and we already had customers
> before we were spun off last summer. *And* we're hiring (2 more TW
> positions
> supposed to come open next month). Of course, we're in the Midwest, which
> doesn't help those West Coast writers much.

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