Chapter 1: My Career Gone

It seems to be a cherished belief in Western society that if you get a good education and work hard then wealth and well-being are bound to follow. My career has been an irrefutable and painful demonstration of the fact that this is simply not true. [Footnotes]

Photo: Robert John Morton.

Curriculum Vitae:
Robert John Morton

programming experience
technical writing experience
professional qualities
major past projects

1954-56: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, Lancashire
1957-61: Colchester Royal Grammar School (6 O-levels, A-level Physics)
1961-62: Mid-Essex Technical College, Chelmsford, Essex (A-level Maths)
1962-63: Welsh College of Advanced Technology, Cardiff (DipTech)
1963-66: The Polytechnic, 309 Regent Street, London (BSc Maths Physics)

1961-62: Eastern Electricity Board, Harold Wood, Essex - Student Apprentice
1966-67: Electrical Research Association, Leatherhead - Research Assistant
1967-70: Redifon Flight Simulator Division, Crawley - Programmer
1970-71: Scicon, Berners Street, London - Analyst/Programmer
1971-76: ITT Europe Technical Publications Centre - Technical Author

1976-91: Self Employed, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire - S/W Developer

1991-04: unemployed - carer for mentally ill wife
2000-04: Finally gained official recognition as a carer (for mentally ill son)
2004-    : Went to seek a new life in Brazil.

1982-94: MIDPM Member of the Institute of Data Processing Management
1991-95: MRIN Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation
1983-93: FInstSMM Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management