Re: job market Q4 2009

Subject: Re: job market Q4 2009
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:08:44 -0500

Pro TechWriter wrote:
> 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.....

A clerk must have been "promoted" to TW because there was no money
budgeted for raises. "Give her a title, maybe she'll stay." She didn't.

So now they have a "TW" slot to fill, but at the same clerk rate. *YAWN*

Another possibility is that they have a Senior TW slot to fill, for
which they are planning on paying $20. They can use the empty $10 slot
to show how hugely much $20 is compared to $10.

"Hey, how hard can TW be? It's just putting words together."

One might be better off to do half the work for free, and then negotiate
with them about the price for doing the other half.
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Follow-Ups:

References:
job market Q4 2009: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: job market Q4 2009: From: Steven Gaghan
RE: job market Q4 2009: From: Dan
Re: job market Q4 2009: From: Collin Turner
Re: job market Q4 2009: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: job market Q4 2009: From: Combs, Richard
Re: job market Q4 2009: From: quills
Re: job market Q4 2009: From: Pro TechWriter

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