Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wage deflation or lose my part time job

The company I've been doing part time blogging for has told me they want me to write more technical blogs and lengthier blogs. The problem is they want to pay only 11% more for 40 to 100% more work. They want me to write 700-1000 word blogs - technical how-to's - for only $5 more than what I was writing before: 300-500 word blogs.

The math doesn't scale.

I've asked them to increase the pay linearly or to let me continue to post the shorter blogs at the old pay scale. Waiting to hear back from them. We'll see.

I dont think I want to do 40 to 100% more work for only an 11% increase in pay.

This is what happens in today's economy: wage deflation.

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