RE: STC Salary data collection

Subject: RE: STC Salary data collection
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 09:31:43 -0500

This answer might also apply to the negotiating thread.

1. Whatever it is that makes you happier at work, ask for it as part of
the written offer. If you don't do this, do not expect them to offer it
later. And do make a friendly effort to have them put it into writing.

2. Know the median salary for your geographical area. Anything less
will have you scratching at poverty level and putting too much energy
into survival. Anything more puts you into the Owning class and will
mean that you'll have some disposable income. If you're already into
Voluntary Simplicity, the median income might also do that. So "it

I'm in Upstate NY, rural area. My salary would be embarrassing to admit
to with old colleagues in New Jersey and Philadelphia, but it's taking
care of me just fine.

When the job was offered, I asked them to include "professional
education" and membership in ASQ and STC. HR balked and my boss
responded in writing via e-mail to them that these memberships were
reasonable and appropriate. The education has not materialized yet but
I haven't submitted a formal request, either.

I don't know if the professional memberships bring more status in his
eyes, but they absolutely do indicate that _I_ take my profession and
job seriously and they provided a nice way for my boss to indicate that
he approves of that.

Dori Green


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