Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:12:01 -0500

I concur with Dan, Dori, and Gene. The Salary Survey was my reason for
joining for many years also. I am very disapointed that the salary survey
will not be available any longer. And, I refuse to pay extra for information
that I can get elsewhere for free.

I did send a comment to the STC main organization about why the data that is
available from teh government is neither accurate nor useful for the exact
reasons that Gene mentioned. All the job categories are lumped together and
it is very difficult to determine where a technical communicator with a
specific amount of experience and education fits into those categories. has the best data, which allows getting salary information based
on experience and education.


On 11/12/07, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> The salary survey was *the* original reason I joined in 2001. Back then,
> the survey was an effective bargaining tool -- once I explained what STC
> was. I don't need it any more, but it's a shame not to have it available
> for others.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gene Kim-Eng
> > Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 5:29 PM
> > To: Dori Green; Techwr-l
> > Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
> >
> > 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...
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dori Green"
> > > 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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Re-upping STC membership?: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Re-upping STC membership?: From: Dori Green
Re: Re-upping STC membership?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Re-upping STC membership?: From: Dan Goldstein

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