Re: Friday Hilarity

Subject: Re: Friday Hilarity
From: beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:25:36 -0700

I don't think that's all that odd. IT people have to move heavy equipment
around as a matter of course, and this appears to be hardware-related tech
writing. My colleague who does hardware writing considers it part of the
job.

What I am finding strange is a recruiter from New York who emailed me about
a Silicon Valley contract job paying $21.26 hourly - less than half the
going rate for a junior writer in this area. Is this a trend, or an
aberration?

Bee


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:

>
> "Maybe there is a legal reason, a reasonable and defensible legal reason
> for including that line, I do not know."
>
> There is. Job listing that conform to the ADA (typically government jobs,
> but not always) must indicate the specific physical requirements of the
> job, even for jobs in which you may not think there ARE physical
> requirements. It's boilerplate.
>
> Laura
>
>
> On Apr 25, 2014, at 10:57 AM, Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > Funny. But that kind of job posting tells me [a disabled person who
> cannot
> > do that stuff, even a little] not to even try to apply.
> >
> > Maybe there is a legal reason, a reasonable and defensible legal reason,
> > for including that line, I do not know.
> >
> > OTOH perhaps the organization could in general use a talented writer who
> > just happens to be disabled, but for the particular position they want to
> > exclude the disabled, for whatever reason [there might even be a good
> > reason].
> >
> > Jim Jones
> >
> > Twitter @han4yu3
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> From a current job listing for Senior Technical Writer:
> >> * Must be able to repetitively lift and carry product weighing
> >> approximately 30 lbs
> >>
> >> (
> http://hologic.jobs/bedford-ma/senior-technical-writer/46122080/job/?v
> >> s=107)
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References:
Friday Hilarity: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Friday Hilarity: From: Jim Jones
Re: Friday Hilarity: From: Laura Lemay

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