Re: How not to attract staff!

Subject: Re: How not to attract staff!
From: "Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 14:53:31 -0600

> From a recent post to the list, in which Alias/Wavefront
> was seeking technical writers: <<Looking for a comfortable
> 9-5 workday, light work load, no stress? Look elsewhere.
> But if you want to create technical documentation you can
> be proud of, read on.>>
>
> Is it just me, or is this an invitation to trash the
> message without reading further? I currently have a
> comfortable (mostly) 9-5 workday, acceptable work load, and
> little stress... and have no desire to work elsewhere. Oh,
> and BTW, Management supports us enough to wish us a happy
> life outside of work and to provide adequate resources for
> the stuff we must do _at_ work, and we still produce
> reports (and soon, documentation) that we're proud of.
> Maybe another coffee (or a quick Dilbert fix) would help me
> understand this ad...
>
> --Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
>
9-5? What's that? I've rarely worked less than a 7:30 - 5:30 day in
more than two years. Mostly by my choice. I'm finishing a 65 hour week
this week. We're given a task to do and can often assume all the
responsibility we want to complete the task. I've used the
opportunities to expand my job duties and skills.

Pressure! Heck, I work better under pressure. The above described job
sounds like a vacation to me ;^).

Mike Wing
>
> _____________________________________________
>| Michael Wing
>| Principal Technical Writer
>| Infrastructure Technical Information Development
>| http://www.ingr.com/iss/products/mapping/
>| Intergraph Corporation
>| Huntsville, Alabama
>| (205) 730-7250
>| mjwing -at- ingr -dot- com
>
>

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