Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:29:12 -0800

STC has abandoned its traditional method of collecting data directly
from members and has switched to reports derived from BLS figures, which
come from employers. So instead of finding out what rates mid-to-high
level professionals with specialized technical communications skills are
reporting, we'll be receiving the same useless data I can already access
through various other services that derive reports from the same source
and lump the experienced professionals I need to negotiate rates with in
with various nontechnical, clerical and secretarial people who have
managed to score the title of "technical writer" by taking $15/hour temp
assignments from places like Apple One. However, I was not previously
aware that STC was going to expect us to pay extra for it.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
> One of my biggest reasons for rejoining last year was to have access
> to
> the salary survey, which they continued to offer as a member benefit.
> For a year there was nothing but excuses. Not the best way to raise
> confidence. Now there's an announcement that we can get access to the
> survey but it's going to cost more money? What's up with that????


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