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Subject:ANON: Job Disatisfaction From:Tommy Green <tgreen -at- AESBUS -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 2 Dec 1998 12:26:57 -0600
I have been TRYING to read all these responses to ANON's problem which has
prompted me to give my opinion, then move on to doing my JOB.
Before getting my degree and CHOOSING tech writing as a profession, I spent
20 years in the Air Force. I had to do the job then, no matter what
whether it SUCKED or not. I did it, and did it well because I had chosen
that job as a career.
When I got my first actual tech writing job, I accepted 36K a year working
for a multi-billion dollar company that made military vehicles for the
Army. I soon found out the job was slave-labor and the people where sharks
feeding on their young. I was oblivious, however, because I was just happy
to be WORKING.
I left that job, and found this one, (writing for a major computer
manufacturer), and I was as happy as a senior editor when I had my own
internet connection with a large screen monitor, and working in Word
instead of Wordperfect 5.0.
Bottom Line...I'm satisfied that I chose a profession I love, and can do. I
do feel frustration at times, and have had to PROPOSE new jobs, train
myself, and make mistakes, but, no job is without that. Just consider
this, when I hired on here, I was questioned as to why I had so many jobs
in such a short time. Staying with a job and making it work shows more
stability and experience. Whining is not an option.