RE: Ethics and Job-Hunting

Subject: RE: Ethics and Job-Hunting
From: "Foster, Willow" <WFoster -at- friedmancorp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 10:05:59 -0600

Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com] asked:
~> With so many people losing jobs and everyone else worried
~> about keeping them, I'm curious: are there any types of tech-writing jobs

~> that people wouldn't take?

Yesterday, I saw a job opening for a deer skinner. Would I take that now?
Heck no. Would I take it if I couldn't find anything else, the bank was
foreclosing on my house, and my son needed some expensive operation and I
had no heath insurance? Here Bambi... and I'd be darn thankful for the work.

But Bruce asked if there were any types of _tech-writing_ jobs I wouldn't
take. Yep, lots. I would work in another field if the only tech-writing jobs
available to me conflicted with my personal beliefs. I do what I need to do
to survive and still be able to live with myself. If I can find that as a
technical writer, great. If not, oh well. Besides, I find writing to be a
fairly cushy job. (JMHO!) I'm inside in a climate-controlled room with
little chance of personal injury. (Darn, I have a paper cut...) To be
honest, I kinda miss the roar of heavy machinery and the "keep on your toes"
environment of construction. Do you know what it feels like to look up at a
building and think "We did that"? It's awesome!


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