Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
> 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.
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