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> As far as "the ideal job" goes I think it can be compared to beauty in
> that it is often "in the eye of the beholder".
True! I consider my current job (my first as a tech writer) ideal right now
because I'm making precisely twice as much as I did before I went back to
school (I was a word processor then), nobody yells at me, the work is really
*not* any harder for me, I love to write, and I get a little frisson of joy every time
RoboHelp compiles properly. In five years, my ideal job will almost certainly be
different, as both I and my employers become more demanding!