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<Abby_Schiff -at- factset -dot- com> wrote in message...
> his headhunter placed him in the job, the headhunting firm got 25% of his
> first year's salary.
> I always thought that the company that hires the employee paid the
> headhunter fee out of their own pocket, _not_ out of the hiree's actual
> salary (even if the fee is a percentage of said salary). Did my friend's
> boyfriend get shafted?
Yes, your friend was shafted. In today's markets with 400,000 to 500,000 open
high-tech jobs, there is no reason to EVER pay a headhunter's fee. The company
should pay this fee and not take it out of the employee's salary.
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