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.
> If you are "laying off" people, you shouldn't
> be hiring other people, right?
A company can hire for other areas while laying people off. If a company (or
its leadership) has integrity, then they'll try to re-train and move people
into new positions. If they can't, or need people immediately (laying off
accountants and needing developers) then they can hire. The only legal
concern is if you lay someone off with those wonderful words "we're
eliminating your position" and then hire someone shortly after (even within
a few months). That can lead to a civil case where the person laid off can
(successfully) argue that they were really fired without notice.
There's a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo, and I am a mere technical writer, not a
lawyer. I just take a somewhat pragmatic approach - I got laid off, do I
really want to argue a case and try to get it back, or do I move on? I
always opt for moving on.
But that's me!
Rob Domaschuk | 312.853.8337 - t
Technical Writer | 630.430.4162 - m
Datalogics inc. | 719.623.7431 - f
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously."
- Oscar Wilde
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.