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

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll -- Jobs in 2011
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Ken Poshedly' <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>, 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 20:43:31 +0000

Here's to living like fat capitalist pigs!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf
> Of Ken Poshedly
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 1:05 PM
> To: Keith Hood; techwr-l; Bill Swallow
> Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll -- Jobs in 2011
>
> 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?)
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> 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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