RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: Melissa Nelson <melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Collin Turner <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>, "McLauchlan, Kevin" <kevin -dot- mclauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 17:22:21 -0400

Wow Cheap is a relative term! I grew up in Utah and now live on the East coast. Utah is a cheap place to live compared to where I am at now..and I would not expect to make in Utah what I make now. The cost of living is not cheap anywhere...but some places are more expensive than others.

Melissa



> Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 15:18:32 -0600> From: straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com> To: Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit> CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; tim -dot- mantyla -at- gmail -dot- com> > Are my conditions really that different?> > In case you haven't paid attention, Utah is NOT a cheap place in which to> live. It's simply a cheap place in which to make people work.> > I only stay here because I have to (and it's pretty). So I make the best of> my situation and never suffer in silence. I wish more of my fellow Technical> Writers/Communicators, etc. would drop a pair and do the same (wink).> > That is what this comes down to. Fear.> > We don't want to rock the boat in fear of causing trouble, getting in> trouble, getting fired. It's hard to outsource a Tech Writer effectively -> companies try it all the time and few succeed. I am "successful" in this> state, but still below the average for other States and on par (or above)> for national averages.> > I enjoy working hourly. There is nothing to be afraid of.> > Then again, I also like being on contract. And I like hanging from cliffs> and driving fast...and running with scissors.> > Does that make me a bad person? A fool? Or just insane?> > -Collin> ------------------------------> collinturner.com <http://www.collinturner.com>> The unofficial words of a Tech Writer> [image: Collin Turner] <http://www.collinturner.com>> > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 1:51 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <> Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:> > > Tim Mantyla argued:> >> > {...]> > > It's sad to see list members slam the needs or rights of workers to be> > > represented by unions. Your success is great for you...but what about> > the> > > average $44K salary in Utah? This is an argument by one individual who> > had> > > success and believes everyone, no matter their community's economic> > > conditions, can achieve the same.> >> > The argument is misplaced. The writer in Utah is facing different> > conditions compared to the writer in (say) Silicon Valley or New York> > city. So, for that matter, is the employer. Costs are different,> > industry distribution is different, and so on. There's a reason that> > call centers tend to be located in certain states and not in others.> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> > Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or > printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007 > Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.> http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList> > True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.> Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical> documentation. Boost your productivity! http://www.helpandmanual.com> > ---> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com -dot- > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/melmis36%40hotmail.com> > > To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.>
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References:
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Tim Mantyla
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Collin Turner

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