Sorry everyone for the extremely off topic post, I need to try and get a reply if possible in the next couple of hours....
A good friend of mine is re-negotiating his contract with the recording studio he works at. He has been there part time, for three years. He is the recording engineer and often assumes the role of producer too when recording various projects for clients.
The studio is now offering him a full time position but at a serious drop in wage. I know its hard to compare wages against various currencies and economies but it is roughly $18,000 (U.S. dollars) a year that they are offering. Here in Australia that is about the wage that a receptionist gets after a week of training.
I told him that they are not taking his 3 years of service into account plus the skills he brings to the table. I understand that they now have to pay sick leave, paid vacation, etc but this still seems a paltry amount.
Does anyone know what the expected wage would be for a recording engineer of medium level experience?
Thanks everyone and sorry for being so O.T. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]