Re: Technical Writing Union

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Union
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 08:12:59 -0800 (PST)

--- "Neal, Ashley" <ashleyneal -at- symtron -dot- com> wrote:
> Has anyone ever thought about, pursued or discussed the creation of a
> technical writing union as a way of standardizing the technical writing
> profession?

I would not join a union, as I understand the concept. I don't generally have
an adversarial relationship with management, and I've never been one to stay
with an organization where I've had a less than comfortable working
relationship with management. My solution generally is to leave a working
environment when it stops working for me (or with me as the case may be).

Perhaps it is that I would not join ANY organization whose standards are so low
as to admit me as a member. <g> Seriously, my view of unions, which I'm sure
will be challenged, is that they bring more strife and contention particularly
about petty bulls**t than they bring cooperative solutions to whatever problems
they were initially intended to address.

Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com
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