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Subject:Re: The Lone Writer From:"Jo Francis Byrd" <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 27 Jan 2003 09:16:58 -0600
Of course it's shortsighted, Erika! When underpaid is better than "no-paid"
you do what you have to in order to survive. I think he'll find someone who
will do excellent work but will likely bail when the tide turns again. I've
been independent long enough to want to stay that way - I like the delusion
of freedom it gives me; when I consider permanent employment (whatever that
is anymore), I swear I feel fetters tightening around me, but I was willing
to consider it simply because the project/product itself sounds so very
interesting. That he has yet to earn a dollar set off alarm bells, and his
salary attitude sent me running.
I can handle underpaid better on contract than I can as permanent.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erika Yanovich" <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- co -dot- il>
To: "Jo Francis Byrd" <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>; "TECHWR-L"
<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 1:34 AM
Subject: RE: The Lone Writer
<His response: Yeah, but that's for people who are working not for those
looking for work, they'll take whatever is offered, he's not paying that
much. Wish I could say he's the lone ranger, but he's not, I've seen it
several times lately.>
This attitude is incredibly short sited. If you'd take a job which pays less
than the market, you'd leave it at the first possible opportunity. Is this
what this guy wants? Maybe you can point this out to him. Every normal
person would leave the place in hatred because they took advantage of them.
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