Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"

Subject: Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:18:20 -0700

From what I can see, looking at things 15 years after the dotcom bubble popped the long term impact has been a big nothing either way. Environments where tech writers regularly work a lot of overtime pretty much died along with Pets.com and WebVan, and most companies that hire tech writers continued to manage them as casually or rigidly as they did before, there was never a wave of employers making writers punch clocks or docking them if they took an occasional couple of hours off to go to the dentist, nor was there a mass shift of opportunities between CA and other states in either direction.

So I would conclude that except for one splashy case involving Sun Microsystems, the law ended up "protecting" a relatively small portion of the overall technical communications profession from a situation that just doesn't happen very much anymore.

Gene Kim-Eng
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References:
"Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Mike Christie
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven

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