Re: negotiate wages

From:Kathleen Spencer

I think that is a great idea. I was told I could never discuss salary 
with a co-worker or any one where I work, but the server goes all over 
the world, so why not?

  I am in research now at a university and I think I make pretty good 
money, but I really have no idea what other histotechs are making. I 
must say though, I could never give up the relaxed atmosphere and the 
benefits here. I am too old.

People responding to the survey would of course have to include years of 
experience, training etc.

On Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 11:12 PM, Keith, Cindy wrote:

>  So why don't we do a survey here on the histonet?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff McAuliffe
> To: Bruce Gapinski
> Cc: ''
> Sent: 6/19/02 5:04 PM
> Subject: Re: negotiate wages
> Bruce Gapinski wrote:
> How do you negotiate your wages? Do you belong to a union? If so is
> there
> web access to the Histology wages?
> This appears to be the only "legal" way for us to negotiate with our
> employer. If I were to call you, and ask you what you make (as I'd done
> before for years) I could be fired for collusion. Don't bother, I've
> checked
> it out. Called Washington  DC and talked to the Anti-trust people, it's
> legal.
>     Rubbish!! Name the law, the exact statute please, that is violated.
> What case law supports this opinion? I think you talked to the wrong
> people in DC.
>     What you are saying is that no one in the country can ask anyone
> else in the same profession what they are paid and use that information
> to negotiate a higher salary. Since such a law could not be applied to
> one profession, it must apply to all. Or maybe there is a specific law
> that targets HTs and HTLs? The "Parade" magazine that comes with my
> Sunday paper has a salary survey of sorts each year, "what people make".
> So if I read that and use that information to negotiate  higher pay, the
> person quoted and the author and the editor and the publisher and I are
> all guilty of collusion?
>     Of course, your employer is constantly (24 hours/day) monitoring
> your conversations with others in the profession to be sure that no
> "collusion" occurs. You meet a colleague from the lab across town at a
> local workshop. She tells you she got a raise but she can't tell you to
> what or how much because it is or might become collusion??
>     Could we have some common sense here? Collusion is often illegal but
> asking someone how much they make is NOT collusion.
> Geoff
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