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Subject:RE: Local Rates (Was The Indian Menace?!?) From:"Andrew Dugas" <dugas -at- intalio -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:12:38 -0700
Local job market, local rates. I don't see how you're hurting anyone else.
Move to Silicon Valley, though, please try to accept a higher salary,
whether you need the money or not!
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> Subject: Re: The Indian Menace?!?
> I have a scenario for you all to consider: say I have just
> moved to an area (perhaps in the US) where the cost of living
> is extremely low. I have no mortgage or rent to pay because
> a house has been bequeathed to me. I have no transportation
> costs to pay because work is within walking distance. I have
> no children, and my only forseeable costs are food,
> entertainment, and utiltiies. My current job creating
> software manuals pays much less than I have been paid for
> similar work in the past, but I do not have the need for the
> extra money. Am I then hurting the tech writer economy by
> working at this job? Am I an instance of slave labor?
> Interested in hearing your views,
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