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Subject:Re: Did I overreact? From:Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 30 May 2006 22:41:14 -0400
Kapoor, Shelly wrote:
> She waxed eloquent about this "billion-dollar" company, its
> values etc. When we got around to discussing the compensation
> package, she quoted a figure of 24 dollars an hour. Needless to
> say, I was quite peeved to learn that this "supposed billion
> dollar company" was offering me peanuts in exchange for my
The company was offering at least $45, maybe $55, $65, or $75. The
gap to $24 is the recruiter's end. In exchange for what value, I've
no damned idea. They're criminals, like realtors. Big mark-up, no
For these low-wage gigs, pump the recruiter for details. Keep 'em
on the phone, learn all you can. Then reckon who the company is and
approach them directly, like it's out of the blue.
There's a reasonable wage under there (underwear?). Recruiters are
money-changing parasites who shouldn't sleep well but probably do.
Probably fancy they're in a respectable "profession". Go politely
around them whenever possible, and one day they'll crawl back under
their rocks, or return to selling shoes at the mall or cars, and
generally be gone. Dunno how this bad craziness started, but it
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