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>Well, I would argue cutting 10% from the USD 10,000,000-per-year CEO's
>salary has less real effect on quality of life than cutting 10% from the
>USD 50,000-per-year technical writer's salary.
$5,000 vs. $1,000,000? Tell that to the CEO.
>I would also argue that the leadership is more to blame for being in the
>soup than the technical writer.
>I would finally argue that part-time is better for the tech writer
>than the pay cut.
When the company is fighting for survival (or trying to make you think they
are), do you think they care more about what is better for the techwriter or
Also, in this situation, media and public perception is
important...especially if you are trying to get concessions from vendors,
unions, customers, and bankers. They see changes in internal processes, they
think "Should have done it before they get into this bind." They see
reduction in pay across the board, they see "OK...you're trying...maybe we
can give a little too."
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