Re: Responsibility

Subject: Re: Responsibility
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:45:40 -0800

Could it be a typo, whereby "without" should really be "with"? It wouldn't
be the first time a job req went out in this fashionâespecially if it had
any inputs from a recruiting agency.

If it isn't a typo, it sounds to me like the person who wrote the job req
is ignorant regarding what Dreamweaver is; that is, my guess is that they
think it's all GUI-based drag 'n drop without any lower-level HTML
knowledge required. This is obviously a fallacy.

My first inclination is to run away from this job posting as quickly as I
can, for it reveals much more about that workplace than I care to deal
with.

On the other hand, if I'm really interested in the gig I might just ignore
the "without" and proceed with my candidacy. If and when it leads to an
actual job offer, at that time I could further assess whether or not it's a
place I'd really care to work.

> Chris

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 4:44 AM, Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> I just came across a job ad for a Technical Editor. This was listed as a
> responsibility:
> |
> Create web pages without Dreamweaver or other HTML editor and troubleshoot
> HTML style issues, tag issues, etc.
> |
> My first reaction is that, within Dreamweaver, I know there is a menu
> option
> that will validate your code. If I was troubleshooting "style issues, tag
> issues, etc", I would probably fire up DW and paste the existing code into
> the HTML editor window pane of DW and validate the code to at least give me
> a starting point. I'd also use the HTML validator that the W3 site has.
>
> My second reaction is that they want a person who understands HTML tags and
> doesn't believe a proper web page is saving a Word doc as HTML and calling
> it a web page, which I think is a valid request since "technical" is in the
> title's position.
>
> What is your reaction to it?
>
> Paul Hanson
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