Re: The Indian Menace?!?

Subject: Re: The Indian Menace?!?
From: Goober <techcommgoober -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:18:01 -0700 (PDT)

> 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?

You always run the risk of hurting the tw economy, but
remember you are a "SLAVE" to that economy just as
much as you are a factor in it. IMO, you are doing
nothing wrong. It's the people who go for the low-ball
offers just to have a job in times of hardship. IMO,
get another job that pays what you need.

You are not an instance of slave labor.

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