Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: Win Day <winday -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 13:02:32 -0500

At 09:43 AM 29/10/2001 -0800, Iggy wrote:

> In your career as a technical writer, how many
> times have you been laid off?
> * Two times

That was my vote. Now...

> * Other/none of the above

So far scored 2 votes... Seeing as there was a "not
been laid off [implied "yet"]" option, and an "8 or
more times" option, what could "other" possibly mean
ot score 2 votes...???

That's my answer: I freelance. I don't get "laid off", my contract ends.

I've never had a contract end prematurely, but I have had several extended (and extended, and extended), and occasionally turned into a permanent position.

I was laid off once as an engineer, though. It was 19 years ago; I survived the first 15% cut but not the subsequent 20% cut. And yes, I saw it coming.


Win Day
Multimedia Developer
mailto:winday -at- creativeimplementations -dot- com

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