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Jane...hate to say this, but IMHO, the cost cutting measure they are looking
for is a reduction in your pay. They want you to offer somewhere in the
vicinity of a 10% cut in your own rate.
If I was them, the offer to go PT would tell me that what you were doing
didn't justify a FT worker in the first place.
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
From: Jane Carnall [mailto:jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 9:29 AM
Subject: Tuesday's news: cost-cutting measures
It's not really worth sending this ANONFWD...
Okay, I've just been told I'm "at risk of redundancy"... and unless I or the
company can think up some "cost-cutting measures" by Friday, I'll be
Assuming that they mean it when they say "cost-cutting measures" - my first
thought is to offer to go part-time. Working two days (or three days) a week
would give me a safety net plus spare time to try and build-up freelance
technical writing/copyediting/indexing work, which is something I've been
thinking of doing for a while.
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