RE: Grim numbers, just grim

Subject: RE: Grim numbers, just grim
From: "Maggie Secara" <maggiros -at- adelphia -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 00:18:01 -0800

Oh god, now I feel stupid. I must stop answering mail in the middle of the
night. I read "is it that expensive" when you asked "is it that INexpensive."
I do beg your pardon. (It's been a peculiar week.)

Stilll, as I recall, Silicon Valley is pretty much the most expensive place to
live in North America. I agree, $35 seems low to pay a technical, technical
writer in California (regardless of what the agency is charging), but mileage
does vary.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-84814 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-84814 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Emily Berk
> Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:05 AM
> Subject: RE: Grim numbers, just grim
> My point is that they are basically asking for experienced
> programmer/writers and they are offering them $35 an hour, with no
> benefits. I think this must be an agency, and I suspect they are
> taking a 50% cut, but still $70 an hour for technical, technical
> programming?
> Living in the Bay Area, where the price of a tiny 3 bedroom house is
> about $500,000 -- I just wonder how people are going to keep roofs
> over their heads.
> From what I can tell, the cost of living in nice places like
> Portland is about half of what it is where I am, but STILL $35 an
> hour for experienced technical people seems -- scarily low.

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