RE: contractor rate

Subject: RE: contractor rate
From: "Greg Thompson" <gthompson -at- conformia -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 17:19:35 -0400


I did need it real bad and while thing have improved in the Bay area,
they haven't improved to the point where people are competing for my

If this was a better market, I would have been more aggressive.

But I see your point :)

-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 11:03 AM
To: Greg Thompson; TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: contractor rate

> lower (7 dollars per hour lower) than the one they originally
> quoted you at?
> I took the position but I did ask them about the rate change just
> to make sure I wasn't the one who was in error about the original
> rate.
> They said my original understanding was correct but then
> re-evaluated their costs and decided they didn't want to pay the
> rate the originally quoted me. I didnt like this but hey, I
> needed the money so I meekly tucked by figurative tail between
> my legs and took the job.

That's what they were hoping you would do. You realize that 7/hr is
over $1,000 per month, right? (7X40X4) I'd have to need it REAL bad
to swallow that...that's almost my monthly mortgage payment.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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