Re: How not to...

Subject: Re: How not to...
From: John Posada <jposada -at- NOTES -dot- CC -dot- BELLCORE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 14:10:20 -0500

I didn't see anything wrong with that job advertisement. Most true Type A
people probably wouldn't.

I don't work 60hr (or more) weeks to "prove I'm dedicated" or to "define who I
am". They hired me because they knew I'd be dedicated and I KNOW who I am (of
course, it took 40 years to figure it out). I work 60 hour weeks for the
money, which based on the fact that it probably added about $30k of the $90k to
my income last year, greatly contributed to improvements to my life. This
includes the toys that I can buy, the entertainment that I can enjoy, the
places that I can travel to, and being single, the different class of women
that I can "associate" with.

John Posada
Central NJ Employment Manager - Technical Proposal Writer
STC - Bellcore - (908) 699-5839

jposada -at- notes -dot- cc -dot- bellcore -dot- com (work) (work)

jposada -at- injersey -dot- com (personal) (personal)

"If you give a person a fish, they'll fish for a day. But if you train a
person to fish, they'll fish for a lifetime."
Vice President Dan Quayle 10/13/92
I don't speak for my employer and they return the favor

Chris Hamilton wrote:

I work to have money to do other things, not because it defines who I
am. To paraphrase Dr. Laura, I am my kid's (soon to be kids') father. I
am my wife's husband. I am also a technical writer. If that makes me
unprofessional or anything, then so be it.


I wholeheartedly agree with you Chris! I would always put my family's needs
above all else. A job comes and goes, but my family will always be there. And
when I'm old and gray, I will depend on it, not on some job I had.

I don't mind putting in some overtime here and there, but I would not work
60hrs a week on a regular basis just to 'prove' that I am dedicated.

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