fair pay

Subject: fair pay
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 06:42:09 -0700 (PDT)

> But it's the (free) market that ultimately
> determines your worth. That said, maybe "precisely"
> wasn't the right word. But both sides of the market
> do drive proces, and i nthe past 2 years, the
> buyer's side has driven prices down. Prices and
> value are not equivalent, nor to they march in
> lockstep. Plenty of highly skilled workers are doing

> jobs they love for far less than they made just 2
> years ago, and not because they decided to be
> magnanamous and work for less.

Note that I never argued that rates won't fluctuate
with the economy. But, I cannot see why anyone would
settle for a $20/hr contract doing
professional/technical work. I certainly wouldn't. I
can make that kind of money doing other things. If
someone wants my skills and expertise, then pay what
they're worth. I'm not a bargain basement. My
perspective is that companies should get what they pay

For $20/hr I will sit down and type up a manual from
someone's notes. I won't say much, and I'll probably
have headphones on all day. I certainly won't offer
time/money saving advice, as at this low pay laevel it
would not be in my interest to invent myself out of a

Now, if the client wants a solution that saves them
time and money, and produces good end-product as well,
then get your checkbook ready and give me a call.

Everything has a price, and you get what you pay for.

Goober Writer
(because life is too short to be inept)

"As soon as you hear the phrase "studies show",
immediately put a hand on your wallet and cover your groin."
-- Geoff Hart

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