Re: Contractors _ARE_ good people

Subject: Re: Contractors _ARE_ good people
From: David Demyan <dbdemyan -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 13:23:28 +0000

Kathy wrote:

(snip Bill's original)

>Bill, I missed the original note, but the sense I get from what you
>quote is NOT that the poster felt that contractors are "bad people," but
>that many companies that SHOULD hire permanent tech communicators prefer
>to use contractors in an effort to avoid providing benefits. Maybe I'm
>wrong, but I think the majority of the posters here are or have been
>contractors, and I haven't noticed any bias against them (us).

I agree. In addition to not noticing a bias against me as a contractor,
lately, my clients have been treating me like a king. I mean to say
they treat me better than they do their own permanent employees. I
think this is because I specialize in a technical field (Internet)
that has few technical communications practitioners so far and am
therefore considered rare and to be cherished.

I think the life of a contract technical communicator is what you make
it. I don't stay around long where I feel a bias against me.

Dave
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