Contract vs. Permanent Employment

Subject: Contract vs. Permanent Employment
From: "Johnson, Mike (MED, OEC)" <Mike -dot- Johnson -at- med -dot- ge -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 10:53:22 -0600

Greetings from a Sunny and Warmer Salt Lake City

I've had a "permanent" job for almost 7 years now, an all-time record for
me. I write service manuals for medical X-ray equipment. Prior to my
current position, I worked permanent and contract jobs, writing service
manuals for computers, airplanes, microwave gear, and other medical devices.
Since nothing lasts forever, I am wondering what the current market is like
for a hardware writer like myself. I prefer shorter-term contracts (under a
year) if there is such a thing any more.

What say ye? I will summarize for the list.

Michael C. Johnson
Technical Publications
GE OEC Medical Systems
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
phone: 801-536-4615
email: Mike -dot- Johnson -at- med -dot- ge -dot- com


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