RE: Bad Salary Omens

Subject: RE: Bad Salary Omens
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: "'Pro TechWriter'" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Technical Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:25:21 -0800

We saw this in 2002/2003. This Depression is much worse than the last
recession, as it hits across all jobs, not just tech sector jobs.

Personally, at those rates, I'd rather wait tables again. I enjoy serving a
nice dinner to people. And the pay is about the same, adding in tips.

My white collar abilities cost more than my waitressing abilities.


Sharon Burton
MadCap Software Product Consultant
Managing your content, one topic at a time
IM: sharonvburton -at- yahoo -dot- com
Twitter: sharonburton

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Subject: Bad Salary Omens

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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