RE: Technial Writing Unions

Subject: RE: Technial Writing Unions
From: Darren Barefoot <Darren -dot- Barefoot -at- capeclear -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 17:32:58 -0000

I have to disagree with you...It's rude, certainly, but unless one's
contract or one's government's legislature prohibits this conduct, I can't
say that the person you describe is being "abused, wronged or otherwise
maltreated." This is par for the course in the world of IT. Job security is
not high when you work in software (again, where the majority of technical
writers are)...if you want more security, I'd suggest another industry. DB.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sarah Payne [mailto:sarah -dot- payne -at- eircom -dot- net]
> Sent: 31 October 2001 17:09
> Subject: RE: Technial Writing Unions
> Hi all,
> I don't normally write to mailing lists but this topic caught
> my attention,
> especially in light of previous threads about lay-off
> etiquette and such
> things.
> I would just like to pose the question:
> Is it fair to arrive in on Monday morning to be told that you
> no longer
> have a job and that you must leave the building immediately with no
> redundancy package? Would that be considered "being abused,
> wronged or otherwise maltreated", as Darren said in an
> earlier post? Personally, I
> would consider that it is.


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