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I apologize if I sounded as if I was insulting anyone who is and prefers
to be called a generalist! I just didn't know anyone who was (until
Diane replied! ;-) ). I've only heard it used for human resources
staff--HR Generalists. I agree it's not necessarily a bad thing and
doesn't imply ignorance. It just seems unspecific a title for people who
strive to communicate with clarity and accuracy... Diane's title,
"TECHNICAL communications generalist," seems more clear and specific
than "communications generalist," which connotes a wide variety of
disciplines/jobs from telephone customer service rep to
telecommunications sales/repair/design to public relations. (Our job
description does indicate technical editing with the ability to
"multi-task"--which seems akin to "generalist.")
From: Goldstein, Dan [mailto:DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com]
Sent: August 15, 2003 5:07 AM
Subject: RE: Not Sure
Do you generally derogate generalized derogations of generalists, or
just Jeanne's? :-)
From: Dick Margulis
I was responding to
Jeanne's generalized derogation of generalists, not to Tamara's concern.