Re: Getting Per Diem (was Per Diem Question)

Subject: Re: Getting Per Diem (was Per Diem Question)
From: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:36:27 -0700 (PDT)

Dick Margulis wrote:

A recruiter can be any doofus hired off the street
(maybe ten minutes ago), to surf the Web for vaguely possible
candidates. They know only what they were taught in the orientation
interview. These are the people who give body shops a bad name. For the
most part the account managers have been around a while and understand
how contracting works. Once the recruiter has found you and started
chatting you up, it's time to be talking to the account manager, to
negotiate the terms of your particular deal.

Richard Lewis responds:

Good points Dick. I did not know this is the "system".

If recruiters are doofuses (plural of doofus), then they should not be the ones that demand a rate from the contractor. And I can not help but to believe that, if the recruiters are doofuses, the account managers know this and they are purposely bringing them into the loop to up-front derail a fair compensation negotiation. And if the account managers are purposely bringing in doofuses to up-front derail a fair compensation negotiation, I have my doubts as to how open they will be to restarting the whole compensation issue from scratch once I reach them.

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