Our beloved computer field

Please respond to these five survey questions if you are in or looking to be in the computer field.

What do or did you want to be when you grow up?

Does being in the computer field effect your personal life more then another professional would?

Does the job title you currently hold differ greatly from the next one you desire?

How many hours per week do you normally spend at work or pursuing another position?

Whats you level of experience in your current area?

Not quite sure what you’re asking here, but I’ll give it a shot.

  1. I always wanted to be an astronaut. That quickly switched to computer repairman. I changed my mind to author after 5 years of removing porn from people’s computers. I switched to journalist after I realized I lose interest in year-long projects. I switched to Technical Writer once I realized I can’t pump out a story a day. And now I’m a Technical Writer and I’m liking it.

  2. I maintain a fairly strict line between work and home. I won’t allow work to follow me home unless it’s extremely urgent. I don’t think it’s cut into my home life much at all. Fixing computers, on the other hand, means I’m more like a doctor - I’m on call all the time. I don’t miss that.

  3. Nope. I’m happy as a Technical Writer, and if I got another job, it’d be in the same role.

  4. I spent ~ 40, 45 hours a week at work. 0 of that is spent looking for another position at the moment.

  5. I have 3-4 years of hands-on experience and about 2 years of classroom experience. So I’m relatively new at it, but better than most college grads at the moment. :slight_smile:

You hit the nail on the head.
Thanks for participating, do you use openoffice for technical manuals?