RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 15:21:31 -0700

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
> From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
> Date: Fri, May 16, 2008 3:06 pm
> To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> I don't know about you, but the only way I'd be willing
> to work the same extra hours as engineers and their
> managers without extra pay is if I'm employed on the
> same salary and equity/profit sharing basis as they
> are. I don't work "for free," except when I volunteer
> my time to certain causes I believe in, and my
> employer's bottom line is not one of those.

Contract long enough and you'll run into the abusive manager who dumps
on you in performance reviews if you chose to go home on time rather
than finish work. They'll also posit 1:1 comp time as fair exchange for

When I run into that situation, I have only one response: Hold one hand
out, palm side up. Slap it gently with the back side of the other hand.
(international sign for "Where's my money?")

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com


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