Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 20:50:58 -0500

I'm one of those... I love being a technical writer and have absolutely no desire to be a manager. The only way I'd consider it would be if I was brought in as the only technical writer for a small company and growth force me to bring in someone else to help me. Whenever I interview, I make it a point to state that I'm not particularly interested in a move to management and that I love my career.
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Sarah Stegall wrote:
> Amen to that, Gene. To some managers, a tech writer over forty who has
> never been a manager spells "loser".
>
> I don't like managing people. I'm no good at it. I like sitting in my
> cubby working on documents, or interviewing my SMEs, or talking to
> translators on the phone. I like the challenge of a new suite of
> documents, or learning new tools (YAY). I even like meetings. But
> hiring/firing people, mediating disputes, or managing a budget? No, no
> and hell no.
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References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Peter Neilson
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Aging out was RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Sarah Stegall

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