Re: Salary bell curve: on the downside

Subject: Re: Salary bell curve: on the downside
From: "Lurker writer" <lurker_writer -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 12:32:09 -0500

Matt Danda asked:

"Anyone else experiencing the down-side of the salary curve?"

Not me. I'm making about 5X what I made when I transitioned fulltime to technical writing in 1986 (including my part-time freelance work, moonlighting, and workshops). Having been an independent contractor, consultant, and manager, I'm doing better now than I was as a geologist/geophysicist in the oil business back in 1985 when I had monthly royalties and bonuses in addition to my salary.

Trouble is, I'm facing the same economic uncertainty in my regular "job" as I did in 1986. That's why I'm ramping up my moonlighting and freelance work just in case...

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