Re: Bad Salary Omens

Subject: Re: Bad Salary Omens
From: Robert Courtney <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 09:55:23 -0800

Unfortunately this economy has taken it's toll on the tech writer. I got
back into tech writing after getting laid off from 2 jobs one not much
after I started the other. I made a change to get out for a bit. And,
after living on minimum wage I finally had enough. Went back to tech
writing to at least make a living.

I will tell you I took a big pay cut from what I was making. But, as was
said, something that pays decent is better than $0. I have to admit, I
am not at the 39k level thank goodness. I do think I deserve more for my
background. I didn't like taking the pay cut, but at least I am back
doing what I enjoy.

Robert Courtney
Technical Writer
PDSI – Principal Decision Systems International
O: (800) 850-7374 ext 1283
F: (714) 703-3000
E: robertcourtney -at- pdsi-software -dot- com
www.pdsi-software.com


On 12/28/2009 9:25 AM, Sharon Burton wrote:
> 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
>
> Sharon Burton
> MadCap Software Product Consultant
> Managing your content, one topic at a time
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> Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 8:56 AM
> To: Technical Writing
> 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
> projects
>
>
>
> Good GRIEF. There are admin. assistant jobs that pay more than this. What
> are they thinking?
>
>
> PT
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References:
Bad Salary Omens: From: Pro TechWriter
RE: Bad Salary Omens: From: Sharon Burton

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