Re: Technical Writing in China

Subject: Re: Technical Writing in China
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 20:10:58 -0500

Chuck Martin correctly wrote:

Over the past couple of years as the dot-bomb ravaged the job landscape, I have been asked if I'd take jobs elsewhere, in Texas, in Mass., in, oh, wherever. My response has been essentially the same: (A) I'd be going there for work, but the rest of my life would be essentially a wasteland, and (B) as I've been downsized plenty of times, there would be no guarantee that I'd be retained 6 months down the line, or a year, etc., and *then* where would I be.

Was asked by a company in Phoenix to interview one January when it was
bitter cold in Massachusetts. Waited until May to get back to them.
They were still looking. Interviewed in boiling May heat in Phoenix.
Flew back to Boston, stepped off the plane to find BEAUTIFUL gray
Boston rain. Ignored Phoenix. By August the company had closed its
Phoenix operations. If I'd gone, I'd have been stuck.

China, anyone? Ni dong jung-gwo hwa ma? Wo budong!


Accelerate the document lifecycle with full online discussions and unique feedback-management capabilities. Unlimited, efficient reviews for Word
and FrameMaker authors. Live, online demo:

Doc-To-Help 7.5 Professional: New version with new features, improved performance and reliability, plus much more! Download your free trial today at

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: Re: Researching decline Minimalist instruction for dissertation and need help...
Next by Author: Re: Use of "and/or"
Previous by Thread: Re: Technical Writing in China
Next by Thread: Technical Writing in China

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads