RE: Where is the ceiling in TW?

Subject: RE: Where is the ceiling in TW?
From: Sanjay Srikonda <SSrikonda -at- invlink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 12:05:18 -0500

1. You're talking about what geographical area first off?
2. You're talking about how much experience AS a TW? Is this your only job
function? Do you also do consulting work as a java devloper, etc.?
3. Are you targeting small or mid-sized companies, IPOs, large companies?

The job market in NYC is great. The starting salary sometimes IS very good,
sometimes, it's laughable. I think it depends on the market and what it's
willing to pay.

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Hypothetical situation: You are a senior level technical writer with 15
years experience managing your employer's documentation group. You are
making $60-70K a year as a full-time, salaried employee. Your employer is
telling you that the company has reached its limit on your services. They
can't afford to give you any more than a standard cost of living raise from
this point forward. A job search in the surrounding metropolitan area
reveals that other companies are in the same boat for someone with your

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