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Shelly La Rock wrote to inquire about the purported short lifespan of
tech. writers in the industry. There are several possible reasons for
this, but the one that I heard from a personnel manager was that 2-3
years gets you enough experience to find a higher-paying job
elsewhere, perhaps with a startup company or one that suddenly
realizes that it needs good writers. Hope she was right!
--Geoff Hart geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca