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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?
Oh, and where do you live/work?
/kevin (who just ducked and started running...)
>From: Klasovsky, Nick [mailto:nklasovsky -at- nordson -dot- com]
>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
>software industry. TW is not a burnout profession-writing
>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
>more variety, and the opportunity to learn a wider variety of
>you're technically literate and understand industrial
>technology, you will
>be respected by the people you work with in the old economy
>it, you'll like it.
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