Re: Re-upping STC membership?

Subject: Re: Re-upping STC membership?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Mike Starr" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>, "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:50:27 -0800

I think it unlikely that employers and recruiters are
deliberately conspiring to lie about writer compensation
when they report their figures to the federal government.

More likely, the lower figures that come from BLS are the
result of writers with long experience being lumped into
averages with the flood of era newbies who joined
the field in the late 90's when anyone who knew how to use
MS Word could get $50 an hour but got demoted to DTP
temps making $15 an hour after the bubble burst and
employers went back to expecting technical writers to
know how to be technical.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
> Salary surveys collected from individuals may be contaminated by
> individuals
> inflating their compensation. Salary surveys collected from
> corporations and
> agencies may be contaminated by corporate HR departments and agency
> recruiters deflating worker compensation.


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