Re: Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be TWs.

Subject: Re: Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be TWs.
From: "Martin R. Soderstrom" <scribbler1382 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:13:15 -0400

Why don't you call the interviewer's daughter?

As far as worth, I have no idea. You could try the STC salary survey, but
I've found those less than exact.


-- Martin

"M Rassmussen" <mrassmussen -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote in message
news:162837 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> One month ago, I interviewed for a position at a university, and I was
> that I'd be contacted when a decision was made. I have yet to hear back,
> and I'm wondering if it normally takes this much time to make a decision.
> Of course, I applied for the position in March and didn't get a call to
> interview until June, so it might take eons at this place. Either they're
> incredibly thorough or extremely lazy.
> This is only the second job search I've been on, and I don't know what's
> typical. I graduated from college last year, and I had my current job
> up before graduation -- and I think it's fair to say I lucked into it.
> (Never hurts when the interviewer's daughter is only one year older than
> are, and she graduated from the same school.)
> I sent thank you messages to both interviewers the next day, and I think I
> did well on the interview. Should I just wait to (maybe) hear from
> or would it be acceptable to call and check on the status? The job is no
> longer being advertised on the university's Web site, so I assume either
> they're making a decision or they've made one and I wasn't privy to it.
> Also, can anyone give an estimate as to the worth of a technical writer
> (with a year of work experience and a year of internships) who designs
> computer-based training, creates both HTML and XML documents (with a side
> Javascript), has advanced Photoshop skills, and does QA and configuration
> management?
> The other technical writers are sort of old school and not up on the
> technologies, so I tend to fill that void. If I'm not familiar with
> something, I'll do tons of research and learn it yesterday. They're
> for granted (financially, anyway) that I'm a savvy young thang and instead
> of their hiring someone (at a much higher rate) to solve a problem, I'll
> find a way. And I do, but the more they realize that I can do (or figure
> out), the more they're dropping in my lap.
> I think my company is getting a bargain, and even though our customer (who
> pays the bills) wanted me to get a fairly substantial raise given all of
> work I've been doing, my boss gave me a piddling raise and refused to
> discuss it further. I get the impression he's still irked that I got $5k
> more than he wanted to pay me initially.
> Hence, why I'm looking for another job.
> -Michelle
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