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Subject:RE: Equal pay for tw and trainers? From:"John Locke" <john -at- freelock -dot- com> To:"'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 13 Jan 2000 11:05:05 -0800
Why not? Regardless of whether the general trainer pay scale is lower or
higher than that of a tech writer, you're a professional bringing years of
experience to the job. Your potential employer is buying your time, with all
of your experience. If it's a job that rewards you in other ways, I would
consider a slight cut in pay, but probably not more than 10%.
In today's job market, we're all in a position to name our prices. It's a
lot harder to find a good person, and keep them, than it is to pay them well
for their efforts...
This is speaking as a freelancer... I can't afford to take a job for less
than my going rate, unless I think it will lead to more later...