RE: Did I overreact?

Subject: RE: Did I overreact?
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Ron Hearn <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 15:16:58 -0700 (PDT)

> 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.

..and after they have a civil conversation, they'll know, or at least
start to get the hint. They sure as hell won't know (or believe)
anyone who flies of the handle and insults them over the number.

> > 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

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