Re: Technical author leading resistance to background checks

Subject: Re: Technical author leading resistance to background checks
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 06:16:58 -0700 (PDT)

I think this issue is going to be relevant for tech writers in the
future, as more industries become defense and national security
related. If we have some idea of what should be done, perhaps we can
use the power of collective bargaining to avoid the problem these NASA
employees have encountered, which is trying to close the barn door as
the horse disappears over the horizon.

--- "F. Marc de Piolenc" <piolenc -at- archivale -dot- com> wrote:

> These protesting NASA employees deliberately chose jobs that did NOT
> require security clearance or background checks, either because they
> wanted to do real scientific work which languishes if it can't be
> peer-reviewed or because they didn't want government digging into
> their private lives, or both. Now the very nature of their employment
> is being changed and they're being told they have to live in a
> goldfish bowl just to keep doing what they've been doing, in some
> cases for decades. It's a very bad move.
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