Re: hot tech writing mkt -- don't focus on salary

Subject: Re: hot tech writing mkt -- don't focus on salary
From: Kim Keegan <keegan -at- EXPLORERS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 15:38:53 -0700

Let me jump in with another "money isn't the most important thing."

My (small) company just created the Tech Writer position within the last 6 months. I
had been waiting for this for a loooooong time. I was transferred from the Customer
Support department (where I had been doing some customer support and some tech writing)
to the Programming Department. Now I get to do documentation (paper and HTML) most of
the time. I like my job much more than before.

Everyone in the Programming Dept is salaried. Everyone in the Customer Support Dept is
hourly. The Pres. is refusing to change my status from hourly to salaried. And thus,
the pay increase I was expecting (as a result of merit increase as well as the jump from
hourly to salaried) wasn't what I had hoped for (merit increase only). Sure, I'm
disappointed, but I like where I work, with whom I work, what I do; and the company is
pretty flexible when it comes to getting time off.

So, there are more things keeping me here than are pushing me to start searching the
classifieds. Things would have to get a lot worse for me to really consider leaving.

Good luck.

Kim Keegan aka keegan -at- explorers -dot- com
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