RE: Writing Test

Subject: RE: Writing Test
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:50:21 -0800

>Fred Ridder wrote:
>I finally have come to the conclusion that you have too much time on your
>hands. I think the number of messages you have been posting exceeds the
>next three or four posters combined, and most of them have gotten sucked
>into the threads you have started. And you know what? The proportion of
>your postings that have contained anything I care about reading is less
>than 1 in 5. So you have joined a very elite club of Techwr-l posters I
>have created an auto-delete filter for. And in case you are intrerested,
>there are only two other members of that club.
>Curmudgeonly? Yes, guilty as charged, But in the case of your numerous
>postings, mostly just annoyed.

I'm sorry you feel that way, Fred. I thought that sharing my experiences
with taking a writing test would be of interest to some on this list.

Having been out of work for a month didn't give me the opportunity to ask
specific questions about tech writing tools, work situations and the like.
But, being in the market and participating in interviews has given me
insight into things that a lot of people don't experience that often.

And, to be honest, the only reason I was hired last week was because of the
posts from everyone here regarding interview strategies, etc. Thanks

So, now that I'm gainfully employed, I can now post questions like: "The
software installation tells me to press any key; I don't have an Any key"
:^) And before I accepted the Most Likely to Post honor I did some
checking. I'm actually fifth in the number of posts for the month of

- Jim


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