Want Ads

Subject: Want Ads
From: Steve Fouts <sfouts -at- ELLISON -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 1994 10:34:16 CST

I was perusing some want ads this weekend, and noticed one from a large
and influential company looking for a Technical Writer. I was scanning
the ad and saying to myself, "O.k., I can do that, yup, uh-huh, sounds
good... OOOPS!"

The oops was when I hit, "typing, 60 wpm desired." This, to me, says in
big red letters, "WARNING! This company has absolutely no respect for the
profession of technical writing!" And I resumed scanning. Am I offbase?

Do you out there have any other huge red flags that you see in want ads.
The only other one that I dislike is a request for salary history, since
it implies price shopping, but I ignore that one.

Please reply to the list...

/ ___ __/__\ \ / / _\ Steve Fouts
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/ / \ | \ / \
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