TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
> But 6 weeks
> before the first round, they were still hiring developers like crazy. And
> lot of the developers that were laid off had/have visa issues.
> I went through a layoff once. I found out a couple of days later that I
> being replaced by a guy I had referred to the company for a job.
That's something I was wondering about because something sort-of similar
happened in my area. If you are "laying off" people, you shouldn't be hiring
other people, right? Or am I wrong? In that case, is a layoff a euphemism
for a firing? I could sort-of see in this instance, because the company was
trying to be a "body shop" (i.e., IT staffing) and the people they layed off
were not developers and the people they hired were developers and sales. I
don't know--it just seems that if there are layoffs, they shouldn't be in
the financial position to be hiring. ??
Announcing new options for IPCC 01, October 24-27 in Santa Fe,
New Mexico: attend the entire event or select a single day.
For details and online registration, visit http://ieeepcs.org/2001
Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.