Re: The Indian Menace?!?

Subject: Re: The Indian Menace?!?
From: "Diane Evans" <diane_evans -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 17:15:11 +0000

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?

I believe that you are hurting the rest of us. The next time the company hires a tech writer, they will offer a lower wage. After all, they got exactly what they wanted last time for a minimum wage.

Diane Evans
Technical Writer, currently between gigs

Washington State Coordinator, Tombstone Project
Oregon State Coordinator, Tombstone Project

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