Re: hot tech writing mkt

Subject: Re: hot tech writing mkt
From: Tracy Boyington <trlyboyi -at- GENESIS -dot- ODVTE -dot- STATE -dot- OK -dot- US>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 13:52:39 +0000

Paul Kennedy said:
> You may want to check with the National Labor Relations Board about the
> hourly vs. salaried status of the technical writer position. Usually
> writer positions are classified as exempt (salaried) because they are
> project-oriented and because there is a lot of independent decision
> making.

Just to clarify... the fact that you are paid on salary does *not*
automatically mean you are exempt (I assume we mean exempt from
overtime). Or have things changed in the last 4 years?

And Rebecca Phillips said:
> At my last position I received fine raises each year, but since the
> salaries for technical writers practically doubled, I still ended up
> getting offers for 150% of my salary. Companies just can't justify
> giving people 50% raises, so they end up losing good staff, even
> though they run surveys every year and *know* they are paying
> under the average.

This is interesting. Your company can't justify paying you 150% of
what you're getting now to keep you, but they'll have to pay that to
replace you, won't they?


Tracy Boyington trlyboyi -at- genesis -dot- odvte -dot- state -dot- ok -dot- us
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

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