October 14, 2004

Elevator books are boring as hell.

I'm here to tell you that they are some of the worst written texts on the face of the planet. (you've read this site, so you can be sure that I'm a good judge of writing.) Sure, you get good information from them, but do they have to be so dry? Even the attempts at leveity that are smatterd here and there are crappy. So much for reading for pleasure.

Anyway's, that's what I've been up to for the last couple of day's. When I'm not at my retail job, I'm studying for my new job. Gotta be as prepared as I can, you know.

I've been catching a lot of grief from the folks at the retail store. They're all upset at me for leaving them. As I've said to several of them, "It's about what talks and what walks", and the elevator company is talkin' my language. It still makes me feel a little bad for leaving these fine folks behind. I met a bunch of good people there, and a little part of me feels like I'm letting them down. On to new experiences though. Gotta better yourself whenever you can, don'tchya think?

Posted by Johnny - Oh at October 14, 2004 09:41 PM

If you don't take care of YOU, no one will.

At some point you have to just stand up and "it's all about me" and that's just fine.

**coffee, strong coffee - the best solution for boring manuals**

Posted by: Tammi at October 14, 2004 10:32 PM

Hate to say it, but most companies are about making money, not helping the employees. You gotta do what is right for you. Though I did work for one company that really did stuff for the employees big time and still made money. Imagine that. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at October 15, 2004 07:03 AM

Have you ever read a Quality Book? I know they have Elevator books beat.

I will drag out a Quality book when ever I can't sleep.

Posted by: Machelle at October 15, 2004 08:20 AM

They try to add levity to Elevator books? Wow. Try reading a jet engine repair manual. I promise you... there is no levity. Blech. th hazmat section in particular will make you snooze..

You gotta do what you gotta do. You gotta go where you are going to feel happy and make the kind of money that you feel makes it all worthwhile.

Posted by: Boudicca at October 15, 2004 11:12 AM

I have actually had people say to me; "I'd go get another job, but I work with such good people."
Which struck me as rather stupid.
There are good people all over this planet.

Work is work. Don't get too attached to it because one way or another, you will be replaced - eventually.

I suspect your co-workers are jealous.

Congrats, btw.

Oh, and for boring, I point you to Electronic Software Distribution manuals. Written by Italians, converted to English - poorly.

Posted by: _Jon at October 15, 2004 03:01 PM

"you've read this site, so you can be sure that I'm a good judge of writing."

I notice that you didn't say "judge of good writing" :-)

Anyway, you have my sympathy on the whole elevator manual thing.

On the bright side, the opportunity for bad puns in your new career is ENDLESS. I expect you'll be making the most of them :-)

Posted by: Harvey at October 15, 2004 03:58 PM

You have to do what makes you happy. C++ development manuals are deathly dull too, but somehow I think that your manuals MIGHT just have the edge!

I hope it goes really well for you, and when all is said and done I agree with Tammi!

Posted by: Alex at October 16, 2004 03:53 AM
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