Yes. Some re-education and a few struggle sessions may be required before you can give the “correct” poll answers though
Bad experiences? Anything you want to share?
Errr, sure. Well, the LAST time I worked in Taiwan as a writer full time for a company (as in a captive lunatic) was 1993ish, and at that time my salary was NT$70K. In the intervening years, I spent a good amount of time in the U.S. in the same field, making–for a couple years–obscene amounts contracting in the Seattle area…HOWEVER…I am now swored off my poisoned pens bekuz I dont kare aboot spelingk and punkchewashun anymore (errr, 1997-2003 is 15 years, time for a career change).
BAD experiences: Trying to implement a working process based system in a Hsinchu Science Park company for the repeatable production of technical and user documentation (errr, getting people to follow rules there was a lot like trying to get people to respect traffic lights in Miao Li County). I won’t name the company, they are still around, and still run like a buncha headless chickens (or so I am told).
Actually, what finally got me out of the business was when Boeing started hiring professional writers to take meeting minutes. Okay, so they were paying US$40 an hour straight and 1.5x OT, so SURE! I’ll be a secretary . However, after a year or so, I went stir crazy…
Back when I was working in Taiwan as a writer, the biggest problem was getting internal product information any sooner than 3.65943 seconds before the manual had to be sent to the printer (of course, printed manuals are rare now, and SMART companies are releasing as much documentation PDF of CD-ROM as possible, THAT would have been a dream, no printing lead time…)…
Errr…I actually got in trouble for refering to a veep of the company as Emperor Wang and his simpering underlings as “The Cour Eunuchs.” Hmmmm…did I quit, or was I fired? Hmmmm…I think I quit a fraction of a secong before being fired, so does that mean I quit???
he he he