RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People

Subject: RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Keith Mahoney' <kamahoney1965 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:23:36 +0000

I like the people I work with. But I will say that several of the developers continue working after they get home. They remote in from home and write code at night. I don't do that. I like to relax with a good book when I get home, and switch gears altoghether. Maybe tech writers are "just" a more well rounded bunch.

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It's been a while since I replied to one of these threads - but I have to admit this is a tasty one to latch onto. Below is another lovely Yahoo biscuit regarding Tech Writing - I wonder who at Yahoo sanctions these, 'cause I love being around people, conducting training classes, talking to customers, interacting with large and small groups. Hmmm, maybe Yahoo writers are a lonely bunch.

http://shine.yahoo.com/power-your-future/earn-more-work-less-8-great-jobs-that-escape-the-rat-race-2565190.html


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
> > -------
> > XML Press
> > New from XML Press:
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> > http://xmlpress.net/publications/the-content-pool
> >
> > 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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Follow-Ups:

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
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Keith Mahoney

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