Re: ADMIN: New Poll Question

Subject: Re: ADMIN: New Poll Question
From: "bryan johnson" <bryan -dot- johnson -at- motoman -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 09:19:30 -0500


My take on this is that I'm a salaried employee, not hourly. My
employer gave me a job to do, explained how and when they wanted it
done, and how much they were willing to pay me. I accepted. So, I
deliver the product on time and to the required specifications. How
I do that is entirely up to me. If I spend time writing e-mails
during the day, I know I'll need to work late or from home to ensure
a quality product is delivered on time. If I have bitten off more
than I can chew, I know I'll need to work extra hours to deliver the
product with no "extra" compensation. I view it as being paid for a
product, not a service. I have always delivered high quality
documentation products to my clients on time and to their
specifications. So, they don't feel the need to "baby sit" me. If at
some point they would rather pay to have a writer visible and
performing during specified hours, than we can re-negotiate our pay
structure. But as a non exempt, salaried worker, I am paid to get a
job done, not sit in a chair and perform during "show time".

Now, back to work me! I've definitely bitten off more than I can
chew this time, so it's going to be another late night. Hmmmm, are
there any hourly writing jobs out there? B^)~

Bryan K. Johnson
Technical Communications Specialist
Motoman Inc.
(937) 847-3407

Quoting Bruce: is reading the list regarded ethically?

And what about employers' viewpoints? Do they share the opinion
list-reading is justified if done on company time? Or do people
just assume that it is?

And even if reading it is justified by the job description, does
reading and sending one liners or Friday humor count?



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