Re: Consulting after RIF'd

Subject: Re: Consulting after RIF'd
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:46:06 -0800

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike O." <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>

> Your new asking rate has nothing to do with your old salary. Charge
> what the market will bear.
> In my experience there is little good that can come of a 1-2 week
> project. They have usually underestimated the work effort, and it is
> more trouble than it is worth. So usually I quote a prohibitively high
> rate.

If the amount of time and/or money seems not to justify a commitment,
you can actually have some fun with numbers. I was once approached
by a company I knew had a reputation for frustrating the hell out of
contractors with their "one day this week, two days next week" method
of using contractors, so I quoted them a sliding scale of rates based on
the number of hours per week. At under 16 hours in a week I was
quoting $200/hr, down to about $60/hr for a 40-hr week. Of course
they passed on that one. :)

Gene Kim-Eng



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