Re: Freelance, contract part-time

Subject: Re: Freelance, contract part-time
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2015 14:28:53 -0400

On Wed, 20 May 2015 13:42:49 -0400, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

I'm concentrating on small firms that haven't ever had a writer and may never have enough work to hire one full time. A few years back I did a year at one of those big corps that had fired en masse and replaced with contractors, and I don't ever want to do that again if I can avoid it. Not because it was a bad gig for me, but because it was a real downer working with the remaining direct hire employees and seeing how bad their morale was. Only take a contract like that if you're really hard up or you're the kind of person who enjoys watching starving people in a famine zone trying to survive by eating grass,

I tried working for a company with that problem and discovered I could accomplish nothing at all. Turns out one of the "remaining" people was busy sabotaging the computers that were being used by the contractors. I lasted two weeks. One my last day I'd found someone from another department to look at my machine, and he said, "This machine's hosed! No wonder you can't do anything," but by then it was too late.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Adobe TCS 5: Get the Best of both worlds: modern publishing and best in class XML \ DITA authoring | http://adobe.ly/scpwfT

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-
To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


Follow-Ups:

References:
Freelance, contract part-time: From: Karl Norman
Re: Freelance, contract part-time: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Freelance, contract part-time: From: Gene Kim-Eng

Previous by Author: Re: Freelance, contract part-time
Next by Author: Re: Freelance, contract part-time
Previous by Thread: Re: Freelance, contract part-time
Next by Thread: Re: Freelance, contract part-time


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads