Re: Tight economy/fewer positions

Subject: Re: Tight economy/fewer positions
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:01:00 -0700

It has been written:

> >She had all the skills except PageMaker. The first thing the hiring manager told her was that there would be no personal phone calls, and that everyone worked 60 hour weeks. Oh, the salary? $21,000/year. I wonder if they found anybody.

> Oh, wow, just above minimum wage! How generous!

Referring to snippets above, mininum wage in the US is currently $5.15 per
hour, or $10,712 annually.

LOTS of adults make less than $10 per hour in the US.

That's why I went into tech writing. I agree that 21K is a pretty crappy
salary for a tech writer, but it beats what I made driving a truck.

We're going through harder times than we're used to, but I know *I* won't
forget being truly poor, something I've never been since I started tech

Yeah, times are hard, but overall we've got it good. We have a skill that
can earn us a much more comfortable living than most, even at the low end
of the pay spectrum.

- Keith Cronin

Tech writing: Dragging starving writers up into the middle classes and

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