Re: New TECHWR-L Poll -- Jobs in 2011

Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll -- Jobs in 2011
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:05:07 -0800 (PST)

What Keith just said -- me, too!!

Even though my daily drive is 106 miles from and to home, it's mostly on Atlanta
interstates and against rush-hour traffic, plus my company values me and has
promoted me. Plus, I've been to China twice (because that's where the home
offices are).

-- Ken (guess-where?)




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From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>; Bill Swallow
<techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Sent: Mon, January 3, 2011 12:49:29 PM
Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll -- Jobs in 2011

I expect to cling like a barnacle to the job I have. Given my age and the state
of the technical writing market, this may be my last chance to save up more than
chicken feed. But I realize that anything can happen at any time. The old
notions of "job security" have been totally swept away, globalization has opened
the door to more job seekers than ever before, and I expect the current state of
the market to remain for at least a decade. It's in employers' interests to have
lots of lower-cost resources to choose between, and any 'recovery' in our
economy is going to be a lot slower than anyone who works for a paycheck would
like.


And despite what I just wrote, I actually feel pretty good right now. I know
there is no safety this side of the grave, but I found the job I've been looking
for the last 20 years and for the time being I'm enjoying it. I intend for this
coming year to live dirt cheap and take freelance jobs on the side and pile up
all the money I can get my hands on. I plan to be the fattest capitalist pig I
can be.


Happy New Year and good luck to everyone.


--- On Mon, 1/3/11, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll -- Jobs in 2011
To: "techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Monday, January 3, 2011, 10:09 AM

I expect nothing anymore. I have a great new job, but given the number
of layoffs I've had over the years, I've learned to not take anything
for granted.

On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 8:17 AM, TECHWR-L Administrator
<admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Happy New Year!
>
> There's a new poll (seasonally themed, after a fashion) available on the
>TECHWR-L
> site:
>
> In 2011, I expect to:
> * Change technical writing jobs voluntarily
> * Change technical writing jobs involuntarily (losing job through layoffs)
> * Change jobs and move into the technical writing profession from something
>else
> * Change jobs and move out of the technical writing profession into some other
>field
> * Change technical writing specialties or areas of expertise
> * Remain in the same job or role
> * Other/None of the above
>
> Obviously, some of these answers may be a bit sensitive, so if you
> have comments to contribute that you'd rather submit anonymously,
> just drop us an email, and we'll get them posted without attribution
> or connection to you.
>
> As always, feel free to comment or discuss on TECHWR-L!

--
Bill Swallow

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