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Subject:RE: "face time" at the office From:"Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:54:17 -0400
If our major interests are:
1) work from our own home office (for whatever reasons)
2) do great technical writing
Rather than beating our heads against Fortune 100-500s who don't want to be too progressive...we might have to think more outside of the box than we're used to.
Cross-use (and cross-marketing) of our tech writing skillset works (business analyst, editor, etc.)
Small companies cramped for space are often very willing to consider telecommuters
Am I willing to consider 5 employers who each only need me one day a week? 10 who each need me 1/2 day? (Yuck says I but some people thrive on such arrangements)
Every ticket has a price. Right now I really like the illusion of security that comes with a 40-hour one-employer job, even though he has this totally irrational and unreasonable 8-4:30 requirement. Ask me again next month.
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