Length of TW jobs

Subject: Length of TW jobs
From: Tina Sansom <kms -at- PLAZA -dot- DS -dot- ADP -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 08:31:33 -0700

Gail Hogsdon wrote:

Shelly La Rock asked how long most of us stayed in our jobs, and if we
went willingly when it was time to go.

Most tech writers I know get bored after working 2 to 3 years for the
same employer. In most companies, the tech writers work on very similar
projects. After a while it all gets a bit repetitive ... and you need
to find something new to write about!


There's another option also. I'm in a fairly big company (30-40 tech
writers and training developers) and I've managed to jump to a new project
every 2-3 years, either through my own initiative or because my team was
re-assigned. But, on paper, I've been at the same company nearly 7 years.

Just another way to look at the same question. It doesn't necessarily
require finding a new employer every 2-3 years, but yes, I will admit that
2-3 years is about my limit on the boredom scale.

Tina Sansom "You see, it takes all the running you can do, to
Sr. Technical Writer keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere
kms -at- plaza -dot- ds -dot- adp -dot- com else, you must run at least twice as fast!"
(503)294-4200 x2326 --Lewis Carroll, _Through the Looking Glass_

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