Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 10:29:03 -0400

At the moment I'm a 1099 contractor getting paid by the hour. I've heard
rumors of bonuses, of course, but at no time in my career did a company I
worked for as a full time employee ever issue one to me or my colleagues. I
did get several Xmas turkeys, and some stock options that were never worth
the paper they were printed on. Oh and a plaque for performance excellence a
month or 2 before I was "downsized".

-Wendy

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> If this is not the case for the engineers and technical
> writers where you work (assuming you're a direct
> hire), then you might as well be paid by the hour.
> This is especially so if your work situation really is
> that your management is "scheduling things" for
> "underlings."
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "voxwoman" <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > The model used by companies is that they equate their "professional"
> > employees to *management*, which is a completely different kettle of
> fish.
> > Management is typically salaried, and managers are expected to put in
> > whatever time it takes to get the job done. Management jobs, however, are
> > also typically tied to performance bonuses which are paid out annually,
> or
> > other perks that compensate for the hours worked.
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Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Greg Holmes
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: voxwoman
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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