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Subject:Re: STC Salary data collection From:"Seraphim Larsen" <azseraphim -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 15 Nov 2007 12:22:21 -0700
I have found the STC salary survey, together with salary data from
www.payscale.com, to be useful in salary negotiations, even though both are
based on employee-reported data.
On Nov 15, 2007 11:10 AM, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> Disclaimer: I am not an STC member and haven't been for over 20 years.
> a member did not affect my career, just as not being a member has not hurt
> my career. So, most of the discussion about STC is ignored...
> However, Richard's comments about STC using BLS for their salary survey
> right on the mark. Anytime you get the "guvmint" involved, accuracy flows
> out the door. This is not a slam on government workers, but an observation
> on government categorizations. I've been clumped with Journalists,
> screenwriters, actors, videographers, copywriters, and a host of other
> professions that may or may not be remotely connected to technical
> I have to also agree with Richard in that if Technical Writers inflate
> salary when applying for a job, then it makes sense that employers would
> the opposite in order to counter those requests. So, if nobody is really
> telling the truth, what value do those surveys offer managers hiring new
> employees or trying to get a raise for existing staff?
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