Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:17:19 -0800

Not surprising, since the BLS data supposedly comes from HR departments,
who in my experience can't tell the difference between a writer, an
editor and a word processing operator. I've had to override
HR-recommended salary ranges for every single writer hire I've done in
the past 15 years, often by using the old STC survey to support my
presentations to upper management.

Will we be able to get data like years in the field? All I ever got in
the past from these sources was years in position. Not the same thing.

Is anything being done to spot-check these reports against what's going
on around us in the real world?

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Char James-Tanny" <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Rick O'Sullivan, a statistician, has been working with STC on the new,
> improved salary survey. Previous versions were not considered
> statistically accurate because people could say whatever they wanted
> with regards to their rate.
> The new survey uses BLS figures (as stated before), and HR departments
> consider them much more statistically accurate.
> STC Members will be able to receive a version of the salary survey as
> part of their membership. There will also be a more detailed version
> available for a fee. (This falls under the part of the strategic plan
> where STC tries to increase non-dues revenue.) In addition, STC will
> be holding a Live Web Seminar in early December on the salary survey,
> and attendees will receive the more detailed version as part of it. I
> can get the details tomorrow, but something should be posted to the
> STC website within the next couple of days.


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