Re: [BULK] Re: Questions on the Business End of Things

Subject: Re: [BULK] Re: Questions on the Business End of Things
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 18:28:56 -0400

Phillip Gochenour wrote:

I enjoy aspects of being a tech writer, like the
processes of learning and writing about things, but I don't enjoy the
knowledge that I'm essentially stuck in a specific role and function. My
ambition is to make more money (it would be nice to one day be able to
afford a car, and an apartment that's big enough for both me and my
partner), but also to have work where I feel that I wield some influence
over what I'm doing, and where what I do is regarded as making a
significant contribution.

The quickest way to upper management in almost every company is through sales. If you're good at it and you sell a lot of the company's products, you make your boss look good and his boss and his boss, etc. (You can substitute her for his.) High sales numbers grab attention; a wonderful, accurate, professional technical manual doesn't. If money is your motivation, then get into sales. You may not make a significant contribution, but you'll be able to get that car and better apartment. Of course, you may never be home to enjoy them....but, you'll have the money and a change at VP.

I've done sales (inside, outside, management...). It's one of the toughest jobs you'll ever do and one that will take over your life if you're not careful....but, if you're good, you'll get that car.......


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