RE: Rates

Subject: RE: Rates
From: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "David Neeley" <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 09:55:23 -0500

And I agree with the other poster on the salary history: I tell them my
past employers have required that my compensation be kept confidential.
The compensation for the job for which I'm applying is negotiable.

The salary history question is one I see as quite heavily skewed to an
applicant's disadvantage. It's a great tool for lowballing if, for
whatever reasons, the compensation was lower at a past post. On the
other hand, it may be a tool for exclusion when a employer looks at past
history and believes it cannot afford the writer. Perhaps the candidate
will accept a lower pay for a variety of reasons (less cost of living,
tough economy, willing to negotiate the total package and make some
salary trade-offs). Fundamentally, it doesn't really address the core
question of how much that prospective employee is worth to that employer
in the context in which the job is open.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:40 AM
To: David Neeley; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Rates

I might be concerned about this if considering a full-time direct
position.
Less if it's a short term W2, and not at all for 1099 consulting. I
normally don't even put those on my resume or job apps.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Neeley" <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Taking a low rate to make ends meet may, in fact, constrain how much
> you may be offered for later gigs.

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Re: Rates: From: David Neeley
Re: Rates: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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