Tuesday's news: cost-cutting measures

Subject: Tuesday's news: cost-cutting measures
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 14:29:17 +0100

It's not really worth sending this ANONFWD...

Okay, I've just been told I'm "at risk of redundancy"... and unless I or the
company can think up some "cost-cutting measures" by Friday, I'll be
formally redundant.

Assuming that they mean it when they say "cost-cutting measures" - my first
thought is to offer to go part-time. Working two days (or three days) a week
would give me a safety net plus spare time to try and build-up freelance
technical writing/copyediting/indexing work, which is something I've been
thinking of doing for a while.

(My second thought is, of course, to go home, polish up the CV, start
URGENTLY sending it out to all and sundry. The two thoughts can, of course,
be carried out in parallel.)

I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who's gone from full-time to part-time at
the same company, or any thoughts from people about how best to present the
plan of the company getting a part-time technical writer (and currently, I'm
the only one they have) instead of a full-time one.

Jane Carnall
"Tiny weasels."
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control.
Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net


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