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RE: Job offers and rates - what do you feel is acceptable?
Subject:RE: Job offers and rates - what do you feel is acceptable? From:"Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> To:"'William Sherman'" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:13:10 -0500
William Sherman wrote:
"Unfortunately, in many years of doing this, I have found almost no one who
was willing to up the rates if they liked me.
I always looked at these types as 'better than unemployment" and used them
for the same amount of time. I usually found they were open because the
previous person had done the same thing."
Totally agree. There was a company where I last lived that was forever
searching for technical writers. The problem it turns out was they were in a
somewhat remote community (to larger cities) and the paid dirt....AND they
required you to move to their community within a three month period. Every
three months a new ad for a technical writer was posted on Dice, Monster,
and the local newspaper. As far as I know, they're still looking for that
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