Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Char James-Tanny" <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 07:57:34 -0800

>From the article:

"Other factors contributed to the differences in salary reporting between the old STC survey and the new Salary Database. The STC
survey was sent only to members, who, by the very fact of their membership in STC, tend to take the profession more seriously-and
therefore tend to be better compensated-than nonmembers. Also, as mentioned above, studies show that employees tend to inflate
salaries when reporting on surveys. And the salary figures from the old STC survey were collected from a higher-salaried group than
those reflected in the BLS data."

I've already commented on my experience that the salaries in the old survey were not "inflated" compared to what I've had to offer
to attract top talent in a silicon valley tech writer over the years. I suppose my problem with the new survey's methodology is
that the better-experienced, "highly-compensated writers who take the profession more seriously" are my target candidate population.
I don't find "average" tech writer salary data useful because I generally am not trying not hire "average" tech writers.

So do I read correctly in these articles that nothing is being done to break out data on this more desirable category of writers?
If not, the new survey will be pretty much useless to me as a hiring manager.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Char James-Tanny" <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>

> Someone pointed me to articles with more information for those who are
> interested.

> Register for Seminar to Receive Salary Database
> ( article
> about the live Web seminar on the Salary Survey.


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