Re: The Indian Menace?!?

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.

-Keith Cronin

No matter how much corn Jimmy may crack, I remain apathetic.

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