Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:35:29 -0500


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

Lesson One: Everything costs extra, now.

Lesson Two: Lesson One costs extra, too.

-- Craig


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