Re: A semi-hard landing....

Subject: Re: A semi-hard landing....
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 12:32:04 -0400

Oh man, been there, done that.

Best of luck in your upcoming (I know you will find one) position!

I had a job like the one you have now---all the emphasis placed on producing
pages. The final straw was being backed into a corner and screamed at until
the cords stood out in my bosses (her) neck because I hadn't met my
"quota." I walked. It was an incredibly bad environment with management
based on fear. I was told later that this was well known in the tech writer
community as a "sweatshop" and that no one stayed unless they just couldn't
find anything else. I did learn the lesson. Ask about a company, and
believe what others tell you :-D That has saved me a time or two since

Really, Frank, life is too short to be unhappy, or for that kind of stress.

Best wishes!

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Ellifsen" <frank -dot- ellifsen -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > Whether or not I end up having the carpet ripped out from underneath me,
> > this is going to be a wee bit of fall I'm afraid. No matter what, I plan
> on
> > leaving. No job is worth having a threat hanging over your head. No job
> is
> > worth this much stress. No job is worth counting words to measure
> quality.
> > It's somewhat akin to judging an artist by how much red paint is used.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> --
> PT
> pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com
> I'm a Technical Technical Writer!

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A semi-hard landing....: From: Frank Ellifsen
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