FW: Losing my profession?

Subject: FW: Losing my profession?
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 12:27:48 -0400

So... um... how much do you make, and when do you
figure to get around to retiring?

Nudge-nudge... <bseg>

Oh, and where do you live/work?

/kevin (who just ducked and started running...)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Klasovsky, Nick [mailto:nklasovsky -at- nordson -dot- com]
>My recommendation?
>Get a job writing documentation for an old, established manufacturing
>company, one that makes industrial equipment. In the last 27 years I've
>worked for only two employers, and I've been writing technical
>for 20 of those years. I've been with my current employer for
>14 years and
>hope to stay here until I retire. Yes, no job is guaranteed
>for life, but
>the "old economy" is one hell of a lot more stable than the
>"new economy"
>software industry. TW is not a burnout profession-writing
>documentation for
>real, physical products, ones that you can touch, feel, smell,
>and work with
>is satisfying, sane work. Physical products can't be changed with a few
>keystrokes, unlike software. It's easier to keep up with
>changes, there's
>more variety, and the opportunity to learn a wider variety of
>skills. If
>you're technically literate and understand industrial
>technology, you will
>be respected by the people you work with in the old economy
>industries. Try
>it, you'll like it.


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