Re: More Low Paying Jobs

Subject: Re: More Low Paying Jobs
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 14:04:17 -0800

I think title creep probably explains this listing. "Authoring" and
"creating" will most likely consist of editng raw text and adding callouts
to CAD graphic extracts, then formatting, fixing spelling and grammar
issues and getting the paragraphs to number correctly. It's probably also
through an agency that is going to bill the client company around $25/hr.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> Of course! It's not an apprenticeship, because it's only a few months.
> Instead it's a >>technical typist<< shoehorned into a fancier job title.
> They probably need someone who can transcribe printed docs, or who can
> proofread stuff that's been badly ocr-ified. Should also be able to make
> coffee without scalding herself, and watch the boss's child on occasion.
>
> Military, aviation, etc. used to have a lot of people in this sort of
> category, called secretaries, typists, filing clerks. Nearly all were
> poorly paid and nearly all were female.
>
> Underneath the glamor of the job title there is the understanding that
> this person will have zero opportunity to screw things up by changing even
> one word of text without approval.

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References:
More Low Paying Jobs: From: Stephen Arrants
RE: More Low Paying Jobs: From: Combs, Richard
RE: More Low Paying Jobs: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: More Low Paying Jobs: From: Peter Neilson

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