Re: Tech Writers - salaried or hourly?

Subject: Re: Tech Writers - salaried or hourly?
From: Virginia Kathleen Eaton <soccer -at- bonzai -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 07:44:50 -0400


I just applied for a job with a defense contractor that was hourly rather than salary. Benefits and very little overtime
included in the package. During the phone interview, the HR representative explained that because the position was on an
older contract that had a set amount with NO room for negotiation. This probably has nothing to do with your company's
situation but it is another possible reason to explain an hourly technical writing position.

Hope this helps!


Barbara Yanez wrote:

> She does get benefits, and is not a contractor. But for some reason they
> want to call her hourly and not salaried. I felt like, frankly, they were
> trying to pull a fast one, because, to my knowledge, no one else here is
> hourly (except traditional non-exempt positions like secretary, etc.) . But
> I could not see what fast one they were trying to pull. If they were trying
> to get out of benefits, I could see, but she gets benefits.
> Can you see any other reason they might be doing this?

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