RE: Pay Gap Between Manager and Subordinates

Subject: RE: Pay Gap Between Manager and Subordinates
From: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 01:32:44 -0700 (PDT)

Not exactly on topic, but I want to answer a part of one reply:
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Bad for morale? ...Hm. How about the
morale of an undeniably excellent senior writer with thirty years'
experience who's paid less than a shiny new mediocre manager? Mind, I'm
in a company where it's normal and acceptable for the senior writer to
NOT want to become a manager -- I mention this to stop you from saying
"But the excellent writer should have been made manager!"
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No, the excellent writer should NOT have been made manager...  Not necessarily.  These are two distinct skill sets.  Too often that kind of track results in the loss of a great technician, just to gain a mediocre manager (not just in pubs, I might add).  I thought, since we crossed the bridge to the 21st C. long ago, this kind of thinking was dead and gone, and needed no recognition whatsoever.  Maybe not?  Too bad!

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