Re: Finding your profession

Subject: Re: Finding your profession
From: NarrWriter -at- aol -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 08:31:05 EDT

The comments you made about losing your profession could be more widely
applied to the work force in general. Many people shift their careers and
when the going in corporate America is good the downside of business can seem
less menaceous than when times are tight.

When spending is sparse, that illusive thing called quality and everyone
associated with it is the first thing overboard. The life boat mentality can
get worse when a company is in deep water and staying afloat becomes the

As management finds more ways to lighten the load prospects for many
professions are shifting from full time to part time to job by job. It's not
a trend that's likely to abate and in an environment where competition is on
the upswing, credentialism increasingly becomes the currency of
acceptability. If it's not who you know, it had better be what you know. Or
at least what it looks like you know.

Burnout, however, is a whole other thing and begs the question of liking what
you're doing as much as finding the opportunity to do it. Burning out is
largely an emotional choice, perhaps the inner voice telling you for the
ten-thousandth time that you're fed up.

This might be a good time to find your profession, to focus on the kind of
writing and kind people you like and discover ways of putting yourself there.

Rodger Parsons
NarrWriter -at- aol -dot- com
Voicing the Written Word


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