I got blown up on linkedin once upon a time for revealing that I (gasp) dislike Microsoft Word.
I dislike it so much, in fact, I find ways around using it.
I avoid it as much as I can.
Most-especially when opening rando resumes that I receive from people (as I am recruiting). Beside the potential security risks from running anyone’s word document inside my computer, the thing I dislike most of all…
Is the loading time…
Here’s how I figure.
I don’t like Word. I don’t open it much.
Even on a fast computer, it takes at least 8 seconds to open Word cold.
When it’s open, it takes 5 seconds to open a new document.
If I open 50 resumes a day, 5 days a week for a year, and they take me 5 seconds (conservatively) each to open, thats:
5sec * 50resumes * 5days/week * 52weeks/yr = 65,000 wasted seconds.
65,000 seconds = 1083 minutes, or 43 hours a year = or an entire work week that has been wasted.
No thanks. I will stick with my Office Editing Chrome extension and save myself a week out of every year.