Re: Offer Letter

Subject: Re: Offer Letter
From: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 11:11:51 -0500

Once again I agree with Mr. Kim-Eng. Often in an interview, I get a sense that money might be a major obstacle in the negotiation, and I often will bring it up as a potential showstopper. If I'm expecting salary X, and they're expecting to pay X-Y, then we have a problem. And if the difference is significant, then there's no sense in proceeding. This is especially true as a freelancer. If I expect to get 2 or 3 times more than they're willing to pay per hour, the sooner that's discovered the better for both of us. Every now and then I get a call back when they discover the quality of what their range will provide, but not often.

My 2¢,

John G

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

In a case where
my stated starting sum is more

[edited: was "less" originally
but context says it was incorrect]

than what the company has
budgeted and they don't have the ability or the will to come
up, I prefer to just cut the discussion short as quickly as
possible and get on with my life.


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