Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 19:29:44 -0700

Ned Bedinger wrote:
> Janice Gelb wrote:
>
>> On a side note, I think that this type of suit directly
>> contradicts the desire of most technical communicators
>> to be considered professionals on a level with programmers
>> and engineers.
>>
>
>
> The California bar is set at $36/hr.

Interesting number.
The attorney in that suit spoke at our chapter a while back. He named a
much higher range, that would exclude almost any of us.
(Maybe Gene's up in that region, but he's a manager anyway)
The suit named at the beginning of the thread isn't the only one that
Sun's tangled up with, it seems.
However, I think that in one case, the company that Sun bought was awful
and Sun inherited the problems. I don't know what Sun has done to
improve the situation at that location.

OTOH, I do recall working (engineer/programming) 11+ hours a day for
months and months...
That was dismal. I did get some comp time out of it, but nothing like
time-and-a-half.
And no, the base pay wasn't too hot either.

cheers
Jay
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Eric J. Ray
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Rob Hudson
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Jodie Gilmore
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Janice Gelb
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger

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