RE: STC is broken

Subject: RE: STC is broken
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:29:54 -0400

I'm happy to be a FTE, but many other Whirlers are contractors. Would
they agree that a 45% outsourcing rate is a "problem"?

Obviously, it *would* be a problem for me if my job were outsourced. But
by the same token, if I were hired by a company to replace a contractor,
"insourcing" would be a problem for that contractor.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hailey
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:09 PM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin;
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: STC is broken
> ... Unions also don't work when 45% of the employees
> are contracted. Graphic artists and copywriters have
> struggled with this problem at least since the '70s
> (when I was one). As long as technical writers are
> seen as technicians (who possess one, narrow
> skillset), they will face the problem of having
> their jobs outsourced...

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