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Old 07-28-2009, 08:30 PM   #11
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I've slung a lot of lead in my time and I'm very knowledgeable in the use of and technical aspects of most weapons.

Alas, I've no BA and my AS is in an related field.
I have ducked a lot of lead in my time, Though I do not have a degree I can BS with the best.
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Is this the Palmer Group - Des Moines job?

I am a Navy vet (Weapons), have 45 years of firearms experience, 20 years as a mechanical engineer, 6 years as a technical writer for GM as a diagnostic and repair manual writer.

And I have NO interest in moving from Margaritaville to Iowa!

If it's a work from home, $200K/year, health and life, expense account including ammo and R1 travel expenses paid I'd be glad to talk with you.

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Is this the Palmer Group - Des Moines job?

I am a Navy vet (Weapons), have 45 years of firearms experience, 20 years as a mechanical engineer, 6 years as a technical writer for GM as a diagnostic and repair manual writer.

And I have NO interest in moving from Margaritaville to Iowa!

If it's a work from home, $200K/year, health and life, expense account including ammo and R1 travel expenses paid I'd be glad to talk with you.


Don't forget you'll need to have an expense account to fly in expert weapons testers from around the forum... I mean country.
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Don't forget you'll need to have an expense account to fly in expert weapons testers from around the forum... I mean country.
I second that very critical and important noted observation. That would surly be a deal breaker.
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On a more positive note, Ms. Thomas posted here looking for a qualified individual. That says a lot in itself, giving some degree of credibiity to this forum. I'd take it as a compliment.

Having said that I'd vote for Robo as well. But moving form Texas to Ohio would be too high a price to pay!

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On a more positive note, Ms. Thomas posted here looking for a qualified individual. That says a lot in itself, giving some degree of credibiity to this forum. I'd take it as a compliment.

Having said that I'd vote for Robo as well. But moving form Texas to Ohio would be too high a price to pay!

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I am glad she did post here maybe someone will step up to the plate and apply
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Having been involved in more tech pub chops/re-writes/translations than I want to recall, I can't imagine anyone volunteering for such a grueling, contentious, demeaning job. There is a reason that it hasn't been filled.

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I agree with all who see the recruiter's posting as a positive endorsement for this Forum as a potential candidate generator. I also agree with those who see a liberal arts education and firearms technical writing as possibly mutually exclusive endeavors. I guess maybe I shouldn't have substituted Greek for physics. But through hard work and study I've learned the difference between ogive and bop. Shame I'm not a pheasant hunter, either. On the other hand, my 401k is now about a 101k...maybe there is some magic in those corn fields.

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Good luck with your search Lisa and a great way to look for a qualified canidate, thinking out of the box. As already expressed most degree holders on a forum like this will have a Bachelor of Science degree instead of a Bachelors of Arts degree as most firearm owners with extensive experience are mechanical, mathematical and science minded people. It might be worth going back to the client and ask them to reconsider the requirements so you can find a person who is knowledgeable/creditable in this field.

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