RE: Did I overreact?

Subject: RE: Did I overreact?
From: "Ron Hearn" <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 15:09:02 -0700

Part of the problem is I think is that there are employers out there
that don't have a clue what a TW is paid, especially ones hiring their
first TW.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:03 PM
To: Ron Hearn; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Did I overreact?

> In other words, when such calls are received, it's best
> to politely turn down the recruiter without burning any
> bridges and even set the stage
> for a better position should one come up.

Exactly. Are we SO sensitive about our credibility that we are
outraged if anyone should have the temerity to even think that we'd
stoop so low?

Recruiter throws out a number ($24). We throw out an alternative
($50). The recruiter will probably say no...the difference is too
wide. OTOH, maybe ups the number ($30). We either say yes, no, or we
throw out another number ($45). The first time someone says "No,
sorry, bye", the call is over.

Why get insulted?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"So long and thanks for all the fish."


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