Re: Asking The Billing Rate

Subject: Re: Asking The Billing Rate
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 14:57:05 -0700 (PDT)

> To all TWs who do W2 Contracting:
> Do you ask your agency what they are billing you at?

I had an interesting conversation with an agency today.

After discussing a position, we got around to discussion rate. I
started first, said I was looking for $45/hr. She says "I'm sorry,
the best we can do is $35." I let her know that it was too low. She
comes back with "If we could get to $40?" I told her if they could do
$40 and if OT was available, I'd go for it. She says "Hold on, let me
check."...she come back with "We can do $45 and they do pay for OT."
I told her it was a go and she could submit me.

An hour later, she called back with an appoint for an interview for
tomorrow. It is a VERY strong fit for my skills.

My point? It doesn 't matter who says what in what sequence. If they
want you, they'll be more flexible the more they want you.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"What do we want? More than
anybody else has."
Steve Ballmer


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