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RE: ALPSP statement on e-publishing.
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- Subject: RE: ALPSP statement on e-publishing.
- From: Eric Hellman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 09:31:14 EDT
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The new york area market is probably pathological, but the sort of person who was expecting a total compensation package of $150,000 2 years ago, including options and what not, will be lucky today to see 6 figures. Like spot oil prices, this is looking at the maximum fluctuations and would not reflect average compensations which would tend to hold steady where the jobs still exist. But a recent salary survey indicated that IT professionals saw compensations dip, the first such decline in many years. http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/17508.html At 5:38 PM -0400 5/2/02, J.F.Rowland@lboro.ac.uk wrote: >Eric > >Do you have data showing that top notch kick ass (etc.etc.)IT professional >has got cheaper? A survey done a couple of years ago by Claire Greenhalgh >in this dept at Loughborough University, for the UK government's >Department of Trade and Industry, showed that supply of appropriately >multiskilled staff at reasonable wages was one of the most important >constraints on growth of the electronic publishing industry. > >While the collapse of dot.coms and the economic aftermath of 11 September >may have put a few of these paragons back on to the labour market, they >can still command salaries well in excess of those paid by publishers in >pre-electronic days (it's not a high-wage sector of the economy >traditionally). Recent surveys of the impact of electronic publishing on >both publishers and librariues show that it increases the need for senior, >high-skill professionals and replaces lower-skill, lower wage clerical >labour used in the days of print (a survey that I did for the Association >of Subscription Agents in Nov-Dec 2001 showed this). > >So I am inclined to agree with Bob. > >Fytton Rowland.