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Andrew, I think you're misunderstanding me, the recruiter is digging in
to my rate, not taking a cut ABOVE my rate. And yes, I believe I am
worth X and I should get paid X. If a recruiter doesn't want to pay X
then I won't work with said recruiter. It's as simple as that. I don't
believe I should be making X + Y, JUST X.
Isn't that the same issue that the person in Boston brought up? She
wanted X but a recruitment firm told her she was out of line? Her rate
was her rate, she just wanted X, not X + Y.
When is voicing an opinion, whether or not it's calling someone greedy
(based on past experiences with said person) suddenly libelous?
> It sounds like a bad deal, Michelle, but it also sounds like you're falling
> into the same flawed logic that nearly everybody does when it comes to
> "I want X an hour, how dare those agencies take Y above that. I obviously
> deserve X+Y per hour!"
> No you don't.
> This situation is clearly a simple financial negotiation. If you want X and
> the agency can't pay you X, you have a choice: take less or walk away from the
> job. Being hostile and creating an environment of "they are out to get my money"
> I would also caution anybody in this public forum from making unsubstantiated
> claims of wrong-doing against any specific person or business. It
> is a whole different ball of wax to say "Joe Soandso is a greedy pain in the
> ass." Such libelous statements could get you into serious legal trouble from
> less tolerant people.