FYI More states starting to ban the "What's Your Salary?" Question

Subject: FYI More states starting to ban the "What's Your Salary?" Question
From: Lin Laurie <linlaurie1 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:47:42 +0000

Hi all,

I've seen some questions regarding this issue show up on the list in the past so when I saw this news article I thought I'd share the link.

As a contractor, I have a different approach. I ask what the company is looking to pay and can tell by the answer if they are in or out of the ball park for me to bother with. For instance, if they want to pay $30 for a senior technical writer, they are not likely coming up to the rate I want.

I'd also think they lost touch with reality if that's what they think one goes for as a contractor... On the other hand, after 2008, there were a lot of starving tech writers who would take that rate to be working.

What do you think?

1. Do you feel the government should intrude on employers to discourage gender pay equality?
2. Would you take a job for a lower than average amount of money to keep working even though it is undercutting the industry salaries for others?
3. What do you do when asked at an interview for your last salary or for current salary requirements?
* Name what you want?
* Play the back and forth game until one side gives?
* Name a low salary thinking you might be able to negotiate up?
* Name a high salary thinking you could go negotiate down?
* Something else?

Happy Thursday!

Lin Laurie<> | 206.900.1861 |
Adobe Tech Comm Partner - RoboHelp 2017 Training

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