Re: Tour of Duty :)

Subject: Re: Tour of Duty :)
From: "A" <aurora -at- identicloak -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 15:37:28 -0500 (EST)

Melissa Nelson said:
> Hello,
> I heard an interesting "statistic" today about software developers. I
> was
> told that the median amount of time that a software developer stays
> with one
> company is 18 months. That got me curious about what the median amount
> of
> time a technical writer stays with a company. Does anyone know this,
> and
> what are the average times the people on this list have worked for one
> company?

That would be interesting. My max time was four years, and I really
should have left two years before that. Where I've worked (software
firms mostly), the tech writers came and went as often as developers
did. And guess what that fluid situation does to the documentation:
the same thing it does to the code! :>

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