RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers

Subject: RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:08:44 -0500

I didn't use the term "professional" -- that was someone else. As far as
I know, *all* of us on TECHWR-L are professional writers.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deborah Hemstreet
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 5:47 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers
>
> I think its the way society has developed in the US.
>
> I was an hourly professional in Israel for 20 years. For the
> first 10 years, I was a professional, but didn't know it..
> and the university I was at did not recognize it anyway.
>
> For the next 10 years, I received a much better hourly wage,
> and knew I was a professional, and was recognized as a professional.
>
> In today's economy, and I guess my whole life, I don't
> really care what others think. If I believe I'm a
> professional - - I am. I remember getting into this
> discussion years ago when I was a licensed practical nurse.
> I said I was a professional. Others said I wasn't, because I
> was not an RN.
>
> In the end, both then, in Israel, and today, I don't really
> care what others say. I know what I am, and am thankful when
> I can support my family with whatever skills I've been blessed with.
>
> I personally think that the whole issue of "Professional"
> needs to be carefully examined and defined. In my opinion, a
> degree and job title, or even the US Government, do not make
> a person a professional practitioner of their career... but I digress.
>

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References:
Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: beelia
Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Ed
RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Sarah Stegall
Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Ned Bedinger
Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Deborah Hemstreet
RE: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Exempt status for Tech Writers: From: Deborah Hemstreet

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