Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 12:32:15 -0600

Wow Richard...I don't know who's trapped where.

Colorado either still has a gap or doesn't pay its programmers much. I don't
know which.

State or Area Yearly Salary Change 2002 2006Colorado $64,000 $72,000
+$8,000
Source: http://www.school-for-champions.com/techwriting/salary.htm

Granted, this is a couple of years ago, and that's decent pay, I won't deny.
But I need to ask...why are we sitting here eating our own?


-Collin
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On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Combs, Richard <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
wrote:

> Tim Mantyla wrote:
>
> > <rant on>
>
> <snip>
>
> > <rant off>
>
> I started to respond point by point -- noting, for instance, that I
> don't "equate professionalism with working over 40 hours" (and rarely do
> so), and that here in Colorado's telecom industry (right next door to
> Utah, and you're allowed to emigrate), the salary gap between
> programmers and tech writers is not large (and in some cases
> nonexistent). But I have neither the time nor the energy to tackle the
> many, many claims in that rant that deserve to be addressed.
>
> I'll just leave it at this: Apparently, you're trapped in a terribly
> hostile, depressing, and bleak society where you're continually
> repressed and exploited by people who enjoy inflicting pain and
> suffering on their workers and who can't even see that it's not in their
> own long-term interest to do so.
>
> Or maybe you're trapped inside a terribly bitter and angry mind.
>
> Either way, you have my sympathy.
>
> Richard
>
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
> ------
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> 303-777-0436
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Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Tim Mantyla
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Combs, Richard

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