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

Subject: Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?"
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 19:35:05 -0700

Not going to happen. Whatever total amount the lowest cost candidate will cost the company to get the job done is the amount the company will budget to pay every candidate. If Writer B will end up costing significantly more than Writer A, Writer B will be not be hired. This assumes, of course, that both writers are equally qualified and that their geographic locations are equally convenient. And that the company doesn't get the idea that they can save even more by sending the job to India.

I can't make my point any clearer, either. The bottom line rules. Every other scenario is fantasy.

Gene Kim-Eng



On 6/21/2015 7:18 PM, Janoff, Steven wrote:

Monolith hires both Writer A and Writer B (as contractors). Writer B (in Boston) works any hours he wants -- 2 hours on Monday, 10 hours on Tuesday, 5 hours on Wednesday, 20 hours on Thursday, whatever. He puts in 40, 60, 80, or more hours per week as he pleases. It's a contract with a due date and the work is there. Monolith pays Writer B $60/hr for every hour worked. No special OT stuff -- no time-and-a-half, no double time. Writer A (up in LA) is capped to 40 hours a week according to the deal, because of the state law. Writer A can earn a maximum of 40 hrs x $60 per in a week, or $2400. In a typical week, Writer B can earn double that or more, by virtue of not having an OT law in his state that vetoes the FLSA exemption.

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"Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Cardimon, Craig
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Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston
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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
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RE: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Mike Christie
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