RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers

Subject: RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers
From: "Donald H White" <dwhite -at- jrtcllc -dot- com>
To: "'Dan Goldstein'" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:51:01 -0500

A step down? Are those of us who are contractors less noble, less
professional? Could we be more flagrantly snobbish?

By the way, in light of our economy, what is a "permanent" employee.
Frankly, I don't believe such a category exists in the minds of a corporate
HR department or board.

It's of no particular concern to me what other professionals think of my
status as an independent contractor. I'm just mercenary enough to do what I
can or must to pay the mortgage and feed the mouths therein.


Donald H. White
James River Technical Communications LLC
dwhite -at- jrtcllc -dot- com

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Dan Goldstein [mailto:DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com]
|Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:16 AM
|To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
|Subject: RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers
|It sounds like you're speaking as a contractor/consultant for
|project-specific clients. For some of us who are permanent
|employees (as opposed to contractors), an hourly wage would be
|a step down, regardless of its amount.


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