RE: Tech Writers - Salaried or Hourly?

Subject: RE: Tech Writers - Salaried or Hourly?
From: Michele Marques <msmarques -at- rogers -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 10:19:25 -0400

How being salaried or hourly affects total income may depend on the company policies. For example, I've always been salaried (as a tech writer) and sometimes been paid overtime (HR calculated an hourly rate on which to base overtime).

Some things to consider are:
* How does this affect benefits?
* Does this person get sick days/vacation/stat holidays with pay?
* Will this affect how many hours this person works (e.g., during slow
periods the person is asked to work fewer hours and get paid less)?
* Does this person get paid overtime and is there a different overtime
* If your company pays bonuses, are these only for salaried employees?
* When might this person be switched to a salaried rate?

Of course, these are really questions the potential employee should be asking, and you (as co-worker) may not be entitled to this information.

- Michele Marques
msmarques -at- roger -dot- com

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