Re: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off)

Subject: Re: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off)
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:48:34 -0600

I was browsing TechWhirl and found a humorous blog about interviewing that
seems apropos this topic. If you haven't seen it, y'all might check it out.

http://techwhirl.com/technical-writing-humor-sidelines-job-interviews/

Kathleen


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>wrote:

> McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
>
> > I don't get it.
> >
> > I've worked in high-tech since 1981 (most of it as a techwriter), and
> aside
> > from a very few bad-ish apples whom I could count on my fingers (and
> have a
> > few fingers left over), my experience has been almost uniformly of really
> > great, hard-working, helpful people who enjoy their jobs, genuinely want
> to
> > see you (me) succeed, and every one of them honorable and conscientious.
> > Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of young over-achievers, crusty old
> hands,
> > managers both new and well-steeped, directors and veeps.
> >
> > There's the occasional end-of-project push that requires a weekend or a
> bunch
> > of long days, but for the most part, any stress I experience is self-
> > generated. I have standards, y'know... :-)
> >
> > In that time, I've worked for two giant multi-nationals and a couple of
> > smaller companies. My current gig started last century with a 40-person
> start-
> > up that has since been purchased by three successively bigger companies.
> Given
> > that I'm in Canada, and the companies that bought us were American, I
> had some
> > worry that the culture and management would become cut-throat,
> abrasive, and
> > short-sighted. Not so. Reasonable, level-headed, straight shooters
> abound.
> >
> > Have I been inordinately lucky for 30-some years, or have some of y'all
> just
> > tripped into a cesspool as you stepped out of college, and never again
> found
> > the shore?
>
> If it's luck, I've had it too (although the Hemingway quote comes to mind:
> "You make your own luck"). The people I've worked with or for have almost
> all been decent, honorable, and well-intentioned. Some have been less
> competent than others -- and than I'd have liked. :-) But only very, very
> rarely have I encountered meanness, dishonesty, or bad intentions.
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
> ------
> rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
> 303-903-6372
> ------
>
>
>
>
>
>
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References:
Re: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off): From: sphilip
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Re: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off): From: Keith Hood
Re: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off): From: beelia
RE: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off): From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Unemployment compensation and self-employment (was Re: Laid Off): From: Combs, Richard

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