RE: #5 on the list of Low Stress Jobs

Subject: RE: #5 on the list of Low Stress Jobs
From: Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:40:00 -0400



Thanks for forwarding this article. It is very interesting! I got a kick out of the number one least stressful job being a trainer. I am working on a contract supporting a group of trainers right now. I will have to remind them that they have less stress than I do.



I have to admit I seldom feel too stressed out at work, deadlines can be stressful and finding new jobs when a contract runs out is definitely stressful..but other than that! :)



Melissa








> Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:28:32 -0400
> Subject: #5 on the list of Low Stress Jobs
> From: jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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> Over on CNN today they had a list of 10 low stress jobs. Since I'm
> always looking for ways to cut my stress levels, I clicked through to
> read the story. Imagine my surprise when Number 4 is 'software
> developer', and number 5 is 'technical writer' and number 8 is
> 'software architect.' I always thought that deadline pressures
> equalled stress. But what do I know?
>
> "% who say their job is low stress: 56.4%
> The proliferation of technical products in all parts of our lives,
> from iPods and HDTVs to medical devices and high-tech manufacturing
> equipment, means there is huge demand for those who can translate tech
> talk into understandable language. Though tech writers have deadline
> pressures, they can work fairly independently, have flexible hours and
> can often work from home."
>
> http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/moneymag/0910/gallery.bestjobs_leaststress.moneymag/5.html
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