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Two independent posts on the same day about the same thing:
>If you think you get no respect as a writer *now*, try being a
>Technical writers don't often get the respect they deserve
Really? I guess I'm naive because I haven't heard of this before. I can
understand a few companies here and there--no matter what the profession
there's a company that won't respect it--but the above posts made it sound
like "oh yes, didn't you know? TWs aren't respected nation-wide." None of
the TWs I know personally have ever complained about it so that's the basis
my perception. Am I wearing rose colored glasses?
If I change jobs, should I go in with the perception that it's more
likely than not that I won't be respected for what I do?
Comments on this list are the first for me so I have to ask:
Is there a lack of respect for technical writing at your job? I don't
mean for your personally, but is there a corporate attitude that
systematically denies all TWs in the company appropriate respect?
Who's doing the disrespecting? Engineers? Managers? Fiction writers?
"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words."
-- Mark Twain
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