Re: Bad Salary Omens

Subject: Re: Bad Salary Omens
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:22:41 -0800

On 12/28/2009 8:56 AM, Pro TechWriter wrote:
> Good GRIEF. There are admin. assistant jobs that pay more than this. What
> are they thinking?

They're thinking that writing is an easy job and anyone can do it.
Also, those jobs are offering double the minimum wage for many states.

Here's a funny. Currently unemployed Californians are now eligible for
99 weeks of unemployment. Unemployment insurance (UI) pays a maximum of
$450 per week and a $25 stimulus payment from the federal government for
$475 per week. This amounts to ~$11.88 per hour for a forty-hour work
week, but the CA-EDD requires that people accept jobs that pay $11.25 or
more per hour at forty hours per week. So the jobs you discussed pay
more than UI. Now, would you rather have a job that does not pay well
or stay home and look for a better job while earning just under the same
amount as working? If the low paying job is offered to an unemployed
person in California receiving UI benefits, then that person *must*
accept the job.$25_Stimulus_Payments.htm

Oh right, CA EDD twitters,



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