RE: STC certification program

Subject: RE: STC certification program
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Milan DavidoviÄ <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:19:19 -0400



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> From: techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-
> l.com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kevin.mclauchlan=safenet-
> inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Milan Davidovic
> Sent: October-19-11 10:28 AM
> To: techwr-l
> Subject: Re: STC certification program
>
> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin
> <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> > Having been at my current gig for the past thirteen-plus years,
> > I'd now be hard pressed (i.e., couldn't do it) to provide
> > a reference regarding my previous employers.
>
> A bit OT to the current topic, but therein might lie some advice for
> new technical communicators, especially those new to the workforce: do
> something to stay (or to know how to get) in touch with previous
> managers.

It now occurs to me that that _might_ have been a benefit
of keeping my STC membership. If they kept records, then
STC would know that I was a member in the '90s and that
my then employer had paid the shot... or did I pay and
then get reimbursed... hmm. Well, at least I would have
listed that same employer every year for eight years
on my renewals.

But then, other than a couple of years at the start of
my current gig, I let my STC membership lapse. Nobody
was paying for trips to Phoenix or Orlando, or Chicago,
my couple of SIGs had died of indifference, and neither
I nor my employer could think of a good reason to spring
for another year.

STC, if you're listening, and remember me (institutional
memory), I'll consider re-upping and supporting your
certification effort. Otherwise, not-so-much.

- k
<ahem>

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References:
RE: STC certification program: From: Steven Jong
Re: STC certification program: From: Peter Neilson
Re: STC certification program: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: STC certification program: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: STC certification program: From: Milan Davidović

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