RE: Technical Writers and Overtime

Subject: RE: Technical Writers and Overtime
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:41:02 -0400

I have the same impression as Richard. A tech writer working for an
hourly wage sounds more like a temp position, not a full-time employee.

-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:34 PM
To: William Sherman; 'TECHWR-L'
Subject: RE: Technical Writers and Overtime

William Sherman wrote:

> Here's a question for you. How does your company handle overtime for
> you?

I'm a salaried professional. I'm not paid by the hour and don't get
overtime. I also don't have to clock out to go see the dentist, take a
long lunch to run errands, etc.

I was under the impression that most employed (as opposed to contract)
tech writers are salaried. Maybe I've just led a sheltered existence.

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