RE: Outlook for the future

Subject: RE: Outlook for the future
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 23:33:47 -0500


I'm confused... Are we in violent agreement? *vbg*

Yes, $9/hr plus benefits. Not a bad deal. I'd take that over the $20k
tech writing job any day. Less stress, and they'd get what they pay for.
I'll mop a floor, stock a shelf, or work a cash register for ~$20k/yr,
sure. Will I do what I'm doing now for $20k/yr? Nope.

BILL SWALLOW
Information Design & Development Professional
tel/fax: 518.371.1867
wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com


::: -----Original Message-----
::: Double check my numbers, but I just ran $9/hr * 40 hours a
::: week * 50 weeks a
::: year and got ~$18k. My sister worked that sort of job for
::: about 2 years and
::: she typically worked 45+ hours a week, a these people do
::: not always show up
::: when they should. Or tell anyone they have actually quit, or... But
::: benefits? Wow.
:::
::: My point is, tech writing for convenience store wages is
::: just wrong... This
::: is a white collar ting to do. And you are supposed to bring
::: actual skill to the job.
:::
::: I have said, even lately, for that wage, I would rather
::: wait tables again.
::: The money is the same or better and you are physically
::: active. You rarely
::: get benefits, but still.



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