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You want to talk iniquitous wages, I posted a question to the board a few days ago about a job opening in Sterling, Virginia (just a few miles west of Washington D.C.) where the pay rate was 50k a year. For an area with COL figures as high as D.C., that's ridiculous.
But it gets even better. Yesterday morning, I got a phone call from a recruiter for a different job in the same town. They wanted someone with at least 6 years of experience, and they rate they were offering was 40k to 45k.
Are those people crazy, or has the job market for tech writers really disintegrated so much they can get away with a pay rate like that?
I hadn't seen the Austin ad for a junior tech writer, I was wondering where you saw it.
--- On Tue, 12/22/09, Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: job market Q4 2009
> To: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 6:12 PM
> How about the job in Austin that is
> described as a "junior tech writer" that
> pays, get ready for it.....
> *$10.00 to $14.00 an HOUR *
> No benefits. Includes office work and ordering supplies.
> It's been listed for a while now.....
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