Re: Salary Advice

Subject: Re: Salary Advice
From: "Martin Page" <mpage -at- csl -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 13:00:10 +0100

I should have said that the going rate may vary, and it may be lower for
your location and than you expect. But if it's substantially lower than,
say, what's advertised for similar posts elsewhere in similar locations,
then there's something going on.

Yes, it may be that, as Andrew implies, the company is doing cool stuff and
you should jump on board quick. However, the low rate may still be a warning

For example, they may not have much finance in place or much prospect of
making any money and you will be climbing over fleeing rats to get aboard a
sinking ship.

It's also possible that they regard techwriters as a neccessary evil and no
more (possibly based on valid experience) and that the salary on offer
reflects your future place in the pecking order.

However, it could also be that they really are going cool places but can't
afford to pay anybody very much until they get there.

The best advice, surely, in such a case, would be to research salaries to
establish the "going rate", ask why theirs is below it, and, if they tell
you it's because they're "...pushing the e-boundaries into an X-treme future" where they will make everybody "an e.Fortune", do yet more
research on the company and the market before signing in blood.

It all depends


"Andrew Plato" <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote in message
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