Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"

Subject: Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14:06:20 -0700

I'd heard of the NWU. My impression was that it was mostly people for
whom writing was not their primary source of income.

On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 1:55 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> Yes, and along the way nobody bothered to ask many technical writers whether
> they actually wanted to be non-exempt. Or even tell them they were lobbying
> for the exclusion. Had you ever even HEARD of these people before this
> happened? I never had.

> On 6/21/2015 1:36 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>>
>> Oh, right you are, I forgot that. The wheels within wheels of legal
>> writing.
>>
>> So looking at the legislative history of AB 10 2008, which created
>> Â515.5, computer software companies got the legislature to rewrite the
>> code law so they wouldn't have to pay as many coders overtime, and the
>> NWU got the legislature to cut tech writers out of that deal.
>>
>> All my work in the past five years has been non-exempt, but it's a
>> moot point since I never work overtime.
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"Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Janoff, Steven
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Mike Christie
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Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng
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