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: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:44:14 -0700

If what the software companies wanted was flex hours, they could have
asked the legislature for an exemption only for the 8-hour day. What
they got was the right to make developers work 60- or 80-hour weeks
for a flat salary, so I figure that was what they wanted.

I've never heard a tech writer complain about not being exempt.

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> software developers liked to see themselves
> as high tech nonconformists (maybe they still do, don't know because I'm out
> of that loop now). They'd spend 16 hours cranking out code one day, then
> not show up at the office for two or three, and as long as the projects got
> done everyone - including their management, who also saw themselves as high
> tech nonconformists - was happy.
>
> But the CLC mandated that OT pay be based on an eight-hour day rather than a
> 40-hour week. So the industry wanted an exclusion from that to enable
> everyone to work the hours they wanted.
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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: 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
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: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Gene Kim-Eng

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