Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:38:59 -0800

The STC explanation sounds to me as if they revised the
survey because the peer-based survey "lacked credibility"
with HR "users," who generally can't distinguish between a
writer with expertise and an admin who knows how to edit
an engineer's Word drafts. but are probably tired of having
hiring managers like me constantly going to upper
management to argue that their established tech writer
salary ranges are too low to attract the kind of experienced
writers that need to be hired.

It's possible I'm misinterpreting what they're saying, but I
do know that nobody from STC ever asked me whether
the old survey was useful to me as a tech pubs manager.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9:13 AM
Subject: RE: Re-upping STC membership?

> Dori, Gene, Pro, and I all preferred the peer-based survey, but we're
> hardly a representative sample. Maybe STC made the switch because the
> majority of members prefer an HR-based survey.
> Anyway, if I ever need a useful survey again, TECHWR-L has saved me
> the
> expense of fruitlessly rejoining STC to find one. Thanks, guys!


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