Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:28:42 -0500

I wasn't aware there'd be an additional fee for the salary info. If
that's the case, we need to keep the "old way" (aka member survey)
alive as well.

On Nov 12, 2007 5:29 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> 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.

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