Re: Friday Hilarity

Subject: Re: Friday Hilarity
From: Iris Friedman <iris -dot- j -dot- friedman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: beelia -at- pacbell -dot- net
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:34:50 -0400

The description doesn't indicate whether adaptive equipment is permitted. A
30 lb medical device could be moved around on a cart; that's what they do
in hospitals to avoid injury (or damage).


On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:25 PM, beelia <beelia -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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
Re: Friday Hilarity: From: beelia

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