Source: Moderately Motivated Gen-Xer for Hire – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
This was published a year ago, but it still works. While this is meant to be satire, as it is, it’s almost accurate. When I look at the description, it’s almost exactly what I would say. You know my position. I think Gen-X gets the short end of the stick, as they say. Read this, and understand while this is said sarcastically, there is some truth in it.
The growth of STEM careers, including Tech Comm, cannot be limited to Millennials or resting on the shoulders of the Baby Boomers who invented the tech. Ageism in tech is still an issue, to the point that I learned a new hashtag recently– #techageism. (I plan to use that one more often.) Ageism in the workplace needs to stop. Really. I mean it.
What do you think of this article, even though it’s meant to be humor? Include your comments below.
Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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As a 40-something who “changed careers” from design engineer / researcher to medical writer to just recently technical writer, l can so relate! thanks for (re)sharing.