I'm currently working as part of the Project Management group in an IT department, with a focus on introducing my company's employees to web-based tools and applications. I'm not writing VCR manuals. In fact, I'm not doing that much writing of "manuals" or "user guides" at all, as, from what I can tell, most of the industry is moving away from binders filled with information that is both important and mind-numbingly boring. Instead, I've spent most of the last six months designing e-learning courses.
The only down-side is that it has drained me of all creative juices. All of them. I don't write (anything) anymore, to the point that if I tried to pick one of unfinished novels up again, I would probably have a hard time even getting one sentence down. My blog has languished online for months, untouched but for the occasional oops-look-what-I-found link to an article and I most definitely miss my discussions with all of the smart, interesting people I met online through blogging.
Still, I can't regret taking a job that makes me happy for eight hours a day. If there's anyone out there who has any questions about the field, feel free to hit me up and I'll do my best to answer them. I might not be able to blog the way I used to, but at least I can pretend to be a smart, interesting (and helpful) person online. Email me at lifeandlit AT gmail DOT com.