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Subject:Re: The Indian Menace?!? From:kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 24 Jun 2002 11:49:31 -0600
>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
You're just a person choosing a job. We all make choices, evaluating a
number of variables. Money's just ONE of the variables. Sounds like you've
got a good grip on what's important to you.
Here in Boca Raton, FL (in the United States of America), I know tech
writers working for $23,000 a year, and I know tech writers earning six
figures. My own pay in the tech writing field has varied by tens of
thousands of dollars from one position to another, performing similar
$23,000 IS low for a tech writing gig - but it's $23,000 more than
nothing. And it can serve as a stepping stone to a better-paying gig.
Bottom line, we have companies here that don't pay well, and we have
others that do. I know which ones I'd *rather* work for, but I'll take
working over being out of work. YMMV.
And even though we're technically in The South, we ain't got slavery. Just
jobs with varied payscales.
No matter how much corn Jimmy may crack, I remain apathetic.
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