RE: TW or Computer Operator?

Subject: RE: TW or Computer Operator?
From: Kathleen Kuvinka <kkuvinka -at- epicor -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 10:19:57 -0800

Actually, I wasn't the one who said that Tony, I was quoting. My point was I
felt that was too much information for a resume.

But I have had issues (with contractors in particular) who said they knew
certain tools, which usually meant they had the software loaded on their
home computer but never used it. They proceeded to learn it on our dime.

I think if you are investing in full time permanent staff, however, you
should be more concerned with their motivation and less concened with those

And where the heck do computer operators get paid 10 bucks an hour?

> -----Original Message-----

> Kathleen Kuvinka said:
> ....And I'm sorry, but just because you "know Word" doesn't
> mean you can
> learn FrameMaker in a snap. And vice versa. I want to know
> what tools you
> used in the past, and for how long, and what you created with them (a
> pamphlet? a book?).
> Tony Markatos responds:
> This sounds like the comments of a Kelly (Temporary) Services
> placement
> specialist looking to place a computer operator - for about
> ten bucks an
> hour. Really!
> A manager who hires writers on such considerations believes
> the Tech Writers
> lack motivation.

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