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At my last job, I asked for and was given a signing bonus as a condition of
employment. However, I had the advantage of knowing the company hiring
wanted me specifically and I left a company at which I was sort-of, mostly,
happy . . . well, comfortable and secure, anyway.
It is my experience, and the experience of many writers I know, that signing
bonuses are unusual for techwriters, though, and if I were hiring I'd not
offer one unless the circumstances were really unusual.
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Stanley [SMTP:janstanley -at- earthlink -dot- net]
> Since we're talking about finder's fees...
> Have folks who have started a new tech-writing job in recent
> years gotten a signing bonus? Are you hearing about tech writers
> getting such bonuses?