Bad Salary Omens

Subject: Bad Salary Omens
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:56:09 -0600

Two job postings today that are competing for lowest salary, both from major
consulting firms:

*Information Developer (yes, that's the title) $19.00 an hour (39,520 a yr!)
Information Developer / *Technical* *Writer*Seeking an Information Developer
with strong *technical* skills...

*Procedural Writer/Technical Writer: VA or FHA Experience... $14 - $15 an
hour (31,200 a year--for the $15 hr rate)*
Essential Skills: Excellent technical writing skills. Ability to multitask
in a fast-paced environment. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple

Good GRIEF. There are admin. assistant jobs that pay more than this. What
are they thinking?


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