Re: RE: Seeking advice on English MA

Subject: Re: RE: Seeking advice on English MA
From: "Scott Holstad" <SHolstad -at- ci -dot- knoxville -dot- tn -dot- us>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:11:21 -0400


With apologies to Charles Rich, I couldn't agree more strongly. When I was hiring manager at a company in California, the ex-military types I encountered were exactly as you describe them - I couldn't have said it better. I never met one I would have hired. Incidently, the military types hired by other departments within the company were typically re-assigned, as they were too inflexible to do the job they were hired to do.


Scott C. Holstad
Technical Writer
City of Knoxville
sholstad -at- ci -dot- knoxville -dot- tn -dot- us

>>> "Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM> 04/18 5:28 PM >>>

Most of the ex-military TWs I've run across don't fit this description at
all--they've been inflexible, patronizing, prone to quantity rather than
quality, overly fond of passive voice and bureaucatese, and unwilling to
learn and use new technology. Mayhap the Beltway Bandit mentality I
encountered in 12 years in the DC area is to blame. Where did you find those

Connie Giordano


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