RE: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: RE: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Karen L. Zorn" <k -dot- zorn -at- zorntech -dot- com>
To: "'Guy K. Haas'" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:36:02 -0700

I think the answer to this is the physical and virtual communities who
survey their members on a yearly basis. True, for the local communities it
only gives a picture of that local. But if the communities were to combine
their info the picture would be broader and probably more accurate.

Karen L. Zorn
Zorn Technologies, Inc.
Mesa, AZ

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We kept hearing that the survey figures were suspect -- that members were
understood to be inflating their numbers. Comments?

Meanwhile, is there yet any attempt by HQ to gather demographic info about
what industries members work in/with, so that we can see WHERE the various
kinds of TecComm jobs are?

--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley

On Mon, November 12, 2007 2:29 pm, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> 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


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