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Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
> McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> > If I, as one of three or four techwriters at my company were to
> > would obviously be one of three people (the other one or two are in
> > India). Further, if one of the other two in North America makes
> > noticeably more or less than I do, then:
> > a) that would narrow it down even further (if HR was trying to
> > who had posted) and
> > b) it would create bad feeling in at least one techwriter at this
> > company.
> > Other people probably think the same way, which suggests that people
> > likely fudging their salaries. I doubt anyone would fudge to the low
> > side, so-o-o-o-o-oooo...
> If other people think the same way, wouldn't they be more inclined to
> fudge to the low side than the high side? After all, fudging to the
> side would likely create bad feelings among their co-workers.
Jeez, Richard haven't you noticed by now? Most people don't think the
way I do... :-)
Notwithstanding the chance of being outed, which would be pretty small
if your company is large and/or has a lot of whatever-you-do, I think
that people would generally tend to fudge _high_ in order to push the
perceived pay rates higher, for the next time they're in a negotiation.
How about you? When you next find yourself in an interview, do you want
the generally available reference on techwriter pay scales to be
suggesting on the high side or on the low side? I don't mean just this
site we've been discussing, but it'll do as the example for this
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