RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...

Subject: RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 09:05:37 +0100

On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:28:13 -0400, while chained to a desk in the
scriptorium, holmegm -at- attbi -dot- com wrote:
>$kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com wrote:
>$|Diane wrote about "hilarious" job ops:
>$|>Or how about this one: Leading Media company seeks talented $|>and
>motivated technical writer to provide technical documentation $|>and
>marketing support for a proprietary online tool." $|>It pays $20 - $25 an
>$|I'm confused - you're out of work, but snubbing what is potentially $|a
>50K-per-year job? (52K if you don't take a vacation)
>$I'm glad I'm not the only one who had that reaction. We are we $talking
>US dollars, right, Diane? What was the joke again?

Well, *I'm* confused. If it's a straightforward salary job, that would be a
good rate - just over 30K a year based on 37.5 hour week and 49 weeks a
year. If it were a contracting job, it would be a crummy rate: it converts
to 16.50 GBP an hour, which is *very* low for the south-east of England, and
fairly low even for the south of Scotland.

True, work is not to be sneezed at, and if I were hungry/unemployed I'd take
it, but to *me* it looks like a low hourly rate for a contractor, especially
an experienced one.

Jane Carnall
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control. Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net


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