TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:CHAT: Job Postings From:Daniel Wise <dewise -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 29 May 1997 17:39:58 -0500
Consumer Notification: This is NOT a flame. Repeat, NOT a flame.
One of the amusing things--at least to me--about nearly all the job postings
to this list is the occurrence of the word string *leading producer of*
a/the *leading (or cutting) edge product* to the la-de-da industry. Doesn't
a company that is not the leader ever have a job opening?
Now, I realize most of these postings are composed by some twit in the HR
department. The posters are generally giving us what they were given. I
comment only because I amusing find the thought that every last, single,
solitary company that has a job opening is the acknowledged leader in the
But couldn't we at least suggest to HR that some modification of their
wording might be appropriate for list posting?