Re: perspective on rates

Subject: Re: perspective on rates
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 12:43:42 -0700

I've managed groups that were all together and others that
were separated by oceans. If group members work under
radically different terms of employment, the need to make
pay criteria clear becomes even greater. If the overseas
employees who receive six weeks of paid vacation and
live in a country where universal health care is provided
by the government understand that their US counterparts
get half the paid time off they do and have a double-digit
percentage of their gross deducted for family medical
coverage and the folks working in Minnesota or Delhi
know what the price of a 1200 sq ft home in Santa Clara
is, it goes a long way toward minimizing the initial shock
if they discover what people in Silicon Valley are paid
compared to them.

BTW, had a recent conversation with someone who
worked for me a couple of jobs back. The inflation rate
in India has increased from just under 4% last year to
almost 13%. Ouch.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>

I've gathered the impression, rightly or wrongly, that you manage a
group that works pretty much in the same locale and pretty much on
related products.

But, the point is that we're all managed from different places. We've
also all been with the company different lengths of time (ten years for
me). I've hit the salary ceiling, unless I move to something that
doesn't involve techwriting. Others might not have. Also, because of
the acquisition history and the honoring of original contracts, I've got
5 weeks annual vacation while I believe everybody else tops out at 3
(mebbe four, but I don't raise it as a question...). Good thing the
site doesn't ask for bennies as well as salary. :-)


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