Re: Bad Salary Omens

Subject: Re: Bad Salary Omens
From: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 13:23:33 -0800 (PST)

According to this week's U.S. News & World Report, technical writing is one of the 50 best career fields for the next decade:
 
http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2009/12/28/the-50-best-careers-of-2010.html
 
(The reference is on the second page. Unfortunately, I could not get the "technical writer" link on that page to work.)
 
Marguerite

--- On Mon, 12/28/09, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:


From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Subject: Re: Bad Salary Omens
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 3:22 PM


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.

http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm

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.

http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/New_Federal_Unemployment_Insurance_Extensions.htm

http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Federal-State_Extended_Duration_Benefits.htm

http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/$25_Stimulus_Payments.htm

Oh right, CA EDD twitters, http://twitter.com/CA_EDD.

Lauren


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