Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People

Subject: Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:15:30 -0700

Why, I *love* people!

It's co-workers I can't stand. ;<)

> Chris


On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>wrote:

>
> We sound like a collective Walter Mitty!
>
> At my last job, we all had to take Myers-Briggs. I was surprised at how
> many managers (we had too many) were Introverts. I know it doesn't mean
> they are shy or don't like people, but we were all about team and being
> motivated by the um, collective.
>
> >
> > I think the real distinction is between jobs that require full-time
> contact with other people (salesperson, nurse, teacher, etc.) and those
> that have a more limited requirement for interaction (like tech writing,
> accountancy), where you interact with customers, but then go off and spend
> a significant amount of time working alone.
> >
> > Those interactions are still critical, but the amount of time and the
> number of different interactions required is going to be a lot lower and
> more manageable by people who are more introverted (which doesn't mean they
> don't like people, they just like them in limited doses).
> >
> > The article seems to be making that distinction, but explaining it very
> badly and also assuming that introverts don't like people, which is simply
> wrong. But the whole article is an ad for University of Phoenix, so the
> only objective is to get us to click on the links:-).
> >
> > Richard
> > -------
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> >
> > On Jul 17, 2012, at 9:55 AM, Kat Kuvinka wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > You know, I kinda glossed overthe second paragraph:
> > >
> > > "Many writers live a rich life inside their own heads," Ancowitz says.
> "Depending on what type of writing you do, your need to interact with the
> outside world may be more dependent on how well you stock your fridge than
> a burning need to 'party.'"
> > >
> > > Not sure what the author is trying to say. I stock my fridge because I
> do need to party. But that private island in the South Pacific is starting
> to give me a headache...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >> Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:03:35 -0700
> > >> From: klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com
> > >> Subject: Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
> > >> To: rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > >>
> > >> I love it when people who have never done my job tell me what it's
> like. About as valid as marital advice from a monk.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> ________________________________
> > >> From: Ron Hearn <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>
> > >> To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> > >> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 1:19 PM
> > >> Subject: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
> > >>
> > >> The following link lists being a TW as number 2 on its list of Six
> Careers For People Who Don't Like People.
> http://education.yahoo.net/articles/six_solo_careers.htm?kid=1MNCA
> > >>
> > >> For TWs it says:
> > >> Wish you could be left alone with your thoughts a little more - and
> deal with people a little less? Consider pursuing a career as a technical
> writer and you just might get your wish.
> > >>
> > >> "Many writers live a rich life inside their own heads," Ancowitz
> says. "Depending on what type of writing you do, your need to interact with
> the outside world may be more dependent on how well you stock your fridge
> than a burning need to 'party.'"
> > >>
> > >> As a technical writer, for example, you might write instruction or
> operating manuals, says the U.S. Department of Labor. That could mean
> spending your days gathering and organizing technical information, and
> figuring out how to explain complicated products or processes so customers
> can understand them better.
> > >>
> > >> Click to Find the Right Communications Program Now.
> > >>
> > >> Education Options: According to the Department of Labor, a college
> degree is usually required. You might want to consider earning it in
> journalism, English, or communications, as these are degrees employers
> generally prefer, says the Department.
> > >> ________________________
> > >>
> > >> I guess TW jobs vary in the amount of interaction they have with
> people. Mine is filled with people and meetings.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >>
> > >> Ron Hearn
> > >> Documentation Specialist
> > >>
> > >> Central 1 Credit Union
> > >> 1441 Creekside Drive
> > >> Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
> > >> V6J 4S7
> > >>
> > >>
> >
>
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References:
Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Ron Hearn
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Keith Hood
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Richard L Hamilton
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka

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