Re: Unpaid?

Subject: Re: Unpaid?
From: Kathryn Marshall <kmarshall -at- MODACAD -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 10:20:32 -0700

You are underpaid!!!! Demand a raise or leave. Entry-level tech writers
make 30,000 -35,000/year. That's $15-$18/hr. We pay interns $15/hour.
You like the profession and now have some experience under your belt.
You deserve more $$.
From: Eric J. Ray [SMTP:ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM]
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 1998 10:01 AM
Subject: FWD: Unpaid?

Name withheld upon request. Please reply on list.


I have worked for my present company for about 10 months. I do
have a technical writing degree, but I do have a college degree
(B.A.,liberal arts). I work at home and thus do not have direct
supervision (the home office is in another state). I live in
Washington Sate. I write internal end user documentation
This includes using Word and FrontPage to create printed and
intranet/Web docs. I make $10 an hour. Am I underpaid?

Let me make it clear that I like my job. However, since my year
aniversery is coming up soon I want to ask for a raise. Am I
in doing so? Any pointers? Should I move on? At what point does
working for a good company/boss stop outweighing money?

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