Re: Tuesday's news: cost-cutting measures

Subject: Re: Tuesday's news: cost-cutting measures
From: "Martin Page" <mpage -at- csl -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 17:31:13 +0100

Commisserations, Jane.
My first thought is that, of course, not having a technical writer has cost
implications. Hope they have a good help desk...

"Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com> wrote in message
news:167231 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> It's not really worth sending this ANONFWD...
> Okay, I've just been told I'm "at risk of redundancy"... and unless I or
> 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
> thought is to offer to go part-time. Working two days (or three days) a
> 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
> be carried out in parallel.)
> I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who's gone from full-time to part-time
> the same company, or any thoughts from people about how best to present
> plan of the company getting a part-time technical writer (and currently,
> 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
> my control.
> Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net
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