RE: how bad is the job market?

Subject: RE: how bad is the job market?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:03:31 -0700

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> Postings like this have always been there, even at the soaring heights
> the
> dotcom era; you just didn't notice them then because there was no
reason to
> except for comedy relief.

Gene is right. These kinds of absurdly low "opportunities" have existed
for as long as I've been in the profession. I remember many years ago
when I was an independent contractor (and doing software tech writing
for $40-50/hr.), local company Quark (yes, that Quark) advertised for
tech writers to work on its first Windows version of QuarkXPress -- for

That's when I vowed never, ever to use that product. :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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