Re: ANON: CHAT: How times have changed (reply)

Subject: Re: ANON: CHAT: How times have changed (reply)
From: Kathleen Kuvinka <kkuvinka -at- CLIENTELE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:45:40 -0800

Maybe, maybe not. I use to work for a government contractor who did mostly
space hardware development. Documentation is a serious big-time deliverable.
You may argue that doc is not the "real product," but a great deal has to be
delivered before development can even begin. This includes much artwork.

Shortly before I started, tech writers and artists were hourly employees
making, for the most part, less than 20K! These were folks with degrees in
both writing and engineering, some advanced. My boss said he felt
"uncomfortable" asking the company to pay for my STC membership. And so on.
Go figure.

> -----Original Message-----
> Sounds like this is a problem prevalent in the software
> industry, or any
> other industry where the written product only accompanies the "real
> product." Those who don't like being considered second-class citizens
> might consider leaving the software industry and finding a job where
> what you develop *is* the "real product." I like it. :-)
> Tracy
> --

From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000=

Previous by Author: Re: CHAT: how times have changed
Next by Author: Framemaker vs. Pagemaker
Previous by Thread: Re: ANON: CHAT: How times have changed (reply)
Next by Thread: Re: ANON: CHAT: How times have changed (reply)

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads