RE: Ethics of Jumping To Another Contract Job

Subject: RE: Ethics of Jumping To Another Contract Job
From: "Sharon Burton" <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 12:39:51 -0700

A hug?



Sharon Burton
CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting

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Behalf Of James Barrow
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 12:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Ethics of Jumping To Another Contract Job

>Gene Kim-Eng said:
>>John Posada wrote:
>>The rate was agreed on for the term that was agreed on. When the term
changes, >>why shouldn't the rate be considered? After all, you now know
more, so you are >>more are more valuable and they should
be prepared to pay for >>that additional value.

I'm really not following this logic. 'Knowing more' just means that a
contractor wasn't sub-par during the initial term and there wasn't a huge
learning curve. Now, if the contractor was an absolute superstar and went
above and beyond the call of duty, a rate increase after the initial term
seems appropriate.

If, at the end of their respective contracts, they have both performed
better than expected, then I'm in a situation. My budget allows for me to
pay the first writer a little more, but I cannot give the second any more
money, and there isn't any open slots in the head-count until October of 08.

What do I offer the second writer if he isn't happy with this and hints at

- Jim


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