I THINK MINING by Jack Caldwell

I put a Dilbert joke in your mail box.  Here is how it goes:

Thin Lady in Green Dress:  “I don’t understand why technical writers get paid more than engineers.”

Fat Red Cat (sitting on the edge of a large desk): “If you were capable of understanding that sort of thing, you’d be an engineer.”

Thin Lady: “This took an ugly turn.”

Fat Cat: “And your dress looks like a tube sock with aspirations.”

That is Dilbert for you.  But this interaction captures a profound issue that arose in lunch-time discussions and over the phone: why do writers get paid less than engineers?

Read blog entry: http://ithinkmining.com/2010/04/23/mining-blogers-versus-mining-enigineers-income/