Re: A Sticky Situation

Subject: Re: A Sticky Situation
From: Matthew Stern <MAStern -at- PLATSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 08:58:00 -0800

Regarding Stephen Arrants' sticky situation:

>A neighbor, Jean, who is also a technical writer, came to me with a
>problem.
<snip>
>Recently, the company hired another writer, at a salary Jean says is 15%
>above hers. The new writer has six months experience (compared to Jean's
>five years) and has never worked on a complete project (from start to
>ship).
<snip>
>Can you give any other advice?

Have her update her resume in case she doesn't get what she feels she
deserves.

And if she does have to look for a new job, have her look for a company
that has clear job grades (associate, intermediate, and senior) and
salary ranges for technical writers. The company should also have a
clear career path so that writers can advance to the next level. If her
current employer had this, she (and they) would not be in this
situation.

Hope this helps.
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Matthew Stern
Sr. Technical Writer
Platinum Software Corporation

E-mail: mastern -at- platsoft -dot- com
Web: http://members.aol.com/mastrn/

The opinions here are solely my own.
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