RE: IT documentation

Subject: RE: IT documentation
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (E-mail)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 11:32:59 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doc
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 7:28 PM
> Subject: Re: IT documentation
> Is this a left-handed comment about the career path of
> technical writers?

Mike O. posted the following in November:

> I did a little unscientific research on Google...
> "former technical writer" - 430 hits
> "former programmer" - 2000 hits
> "former manager" - 67,500 hits (LOL!)
> This corresponds to my experience... back when I was
> chasing FT jobs, one of
> my interview questions was "Can you introduce me to anyone here who *used*
> to be a technical writer?" Nobody ever took me up on that - not once. I
> concluded that tech writers were not likely to advance in the
> organization.
> (and a lot of the "former manager" hits seemed to be in the context of
> "indicted" or "ordered to pay damages..." :-)
> Mike O.

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