RE: ADMIN: Don't start down this road

Subject: RE: ADMIN: Don't start down this road
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 12:39:20 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Plato [mailto:gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> That is an extremely narrow viewpoint. People love to find
> scapegoats for their
> problems. As such they will blame anybody other than
> themselves for their
> employment woes. Rather than improve their skills and located suitable
> employment, they point the finger at greedy corporations and
> foreigners who
> dare to work less expensively.

Ahem!.... Is there anybody on this list who works as
a technical communicator in the northern third of
the Province of New Brunswick, Canada? Do any listmembers
KNOW, or KNOW-OF anybody?

Please respond privately, and I'll tally.

My point ( unless dozens of affirmative responses shoot
holes in my contention, but I don't expect any...) is
that I live and work where I do because this is where
the jobs are, and NOT back in the old home town, in the
old home province, where I believe jobs in my niche are
generally unavailable.

That is, I agree with Andrew's observation, and I consider
myself to be a prime example of what a sensible, responsible
person does about such a situation. If you wanna be a
tech writer, you go where the techwriter jobs are. If the
perceived costs (economic, emotional, etc.) of following the
opportunities are greater than the perceived costs of
finding/making a different living (in order to remain where
you now live), then so be it.
You go, or you stay, based on a personal evaluation of the
relative merits.

So, let's hear from those northern New Brunswick techwhirlers
who will prove me wrong. :-)

Again, privately, please. I'll summarize.



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