Re: Silicon Valley rates

Subject: Re: Silicon Valley rates
From: Tom Eagles <teagles -at- BLACKANDMCDONALD -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 15:18:16 -0600

What is "W-2?" (term not familiar; live in Toronto) Can we get some kind of indication from other regions what the going rate is for jr, mid and sr tech writers - that would be useful.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elna Tymes
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 11:40 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu
> Subject: Silicon Valley rates
> To anyone looking for contract work in Silicon Valley:
> We just got a phone call from a recruiter that HP in Silicon Valley is
> looking for Senior Technical Writers to work as W-2 to agencies at
> $30-35/hour. The agency told us that HP has recently announced a new
> policy whereby ALL contractors must be W-2 to an "approved" agency.
> First off, is the agency blowing smoke re: the rate? The
> going rate for
> senior writers in Silicon Valley is double that and then some.
> Secondly, can anybody verify what the agency is saying about HP's
> policy? They are also saying that Sun has also done the same thing.
> Elna Tymes
> Los Trancos Systems
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