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: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:13:12 -0700

An exemption to the eight hour day was what the tech companies in Silicon Valley were asking for in the 90s. Not really sure how it ended up becoming what it was.

And I recall a lot of grumbling right here on this list from writers who saw being reclassified to hourly as a loss of status. It was when the decision came down on the Sun suit, I think.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 6/23/2015 2:44 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

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.

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References:
"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: 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
Re: "Are technical writers the unsung heroes of document generation?": From: Robert Lauriston

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