RE: Asking The Billing Rate?

Subject: RE: Asking The Billing Rate?
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 16:23:14 -0700 (PDT)


Thanks for your response. I agree with you, but, in
reading the on-line Contactor's Handbook, I kind of
get the impression that agencies really depend upon
silence on this issue for a large part of their profit
margin. And money talks - maybe they will attack me
with a baseball bat if I ask!


--- "Andrea C. Carrero" <andrea -at- wordtex -dot- com> wrote:

> Tony:
> It is absolutely permissible to ask the
[billing]rate! Who's to tell you that it's
> not? I gauge the professionalism of an agency (which
> I try not to work with
> in the first place) by asking that question. If
> they're not willing to tell
> you what they are charging the client and therefore
> how much markup they
> have on your rate, then what else could they be
> trying to hide?.......

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