RE: Did I overreact?

Subject: RE: Did I overreact?
From: "John Rosberg" <jrosberg -at- interwoven -dot- com>
To: "Kapoor, Shelly" <SKapoor -at- imf -dot- org>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 08:44:19 -0500

Hard to say, as that's entirely you're call.

It's a pure business thing -- you feel you're skills are worth more the
$24 per hour, they, for reasons we don't know, wish to offer that

I'd just say thanks but no thanks. If they believe their business can be
adequately served by a $24 per hour writer, they may be right (of
course, they may find to their chagrin that they are not).

You know what your time and skills are worth to you, as the company
knows what they are worth to them -- you've come to differing decisions
regarding that -- no big deal, work with the recruiter to find a company
that thinks more like you do.

John Rosberg

-----Original Message-----
From: Kapoor, Shelly [mailto:SKapoor -at- imf -dot- org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 2:07 PM
Subject: Did I overreact?

A recruiter called me last week to discuss a tech. writer position at a
company. 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 services.


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