Re: WAS: Did I overreact?

Subject: Re: WAS: Did I overreact?
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 10:02:56 -0600

On Wednesday, May 31, 2006, Me Too wrote:

> Heck, inside a lot of hi-tech companies there are lots of people who
> don't really understand what a technical writer *does.*

A few years ago someone sent an email to our "everyone" list about
a flyer for a "financial planning for women" seminar that had been
posted on a public bulletin board. This person was upset because
women were being treated "special". Anyway, since this person
posted publicly, I responded publicly.

I had someone approach me later, who complimented me on the
well-written response. She then asked, "have you ever thought
about being a writer for a living?".

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry ;)

And back to the original question, $40K for an entry or mid level
tech writing position, in many areas of the country, would not be too
bad. I accepted my original position here in Utah at substantially

Dana W.

Dana Worley
Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help 2003-2006


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