Re: Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey

Subject: Re: Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey
From: Paresh Naik <paresh -dot- n -dot- naik -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:43:04 +0530

Hi Kevin, Edwin, Steve,

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I completely understand and agree with your
point. I'll start including the cost of living comparison alongside the
salary comparison from the next year's survey.

Thanks,
Paresh
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> On the other hand, if readers have expressed a desire to see that
> information, I'd say he should retain it, but do add the cost-of-living
> figures for the countries in question, to provide context.
>
> Information, per se, is not a bad thing, but information that is
> misleading by virtue of omission or one-sided-ness can be a bad thing.
>
> Of course, then there's the matter of where you get your national
> cost-of-living figures... The best bet would likely be some "neutral"
> international source, assuming that it didn't merely gather self-reported
> figures from the individual countries.
>
> Actually, if I was comparing any two countries, of which NEITHER was the
> United States, I would look to the reports and summaries published by the
> US CIA as one of my sources. Just sayin'...
>
>
>
> From: Edwin Skau [mailto:eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: December-06-11 9:28 PM
> To: Steve Schwarzman
> Cc: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey
>
> Paresh,
>
> The salary report, as always, is well presented. The salary comparison is,
> however, unnecessary, pointless, and may be misused. It seems to pit the
> rates in one country against that of another, and is an invitation for
> conflict. Please consider removing that section from the report.
>
> Thanks,
> Edwin
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:38 AM, Steve Schwarzman <
> steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com<mailto:steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com>> wrote:
> Kevin is right that a true comparison would include the expense side as
> well as the income side of the equation.
>
> But I confess that I had not realized just how significant the differences
> are on the income side. I guess I had assumed that call-center jobs paid
> that much less in India than in the US, but hadn't realized that tech
> writer incomes were so very different.
>
> Steve Schwarzman
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References:
Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey: From: Paresh Naik
RE: Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey: From: Steve Schwarzman
Re: Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey: From: Edwin Skau
RE: Results of the STC India 2011 Salary Survey: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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