Re: About Contracting

Subject: Re: About Contracting
From: Cheryl L Towler <towl0005 -at- GOLD -dot- TC -dot- UMN -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 1994 14:24:34 -0500

I don't know how it works in the Tech Comm world, but most temp agencies
in the Twin Cities either require a certain number of hours worked
through the agency before hiring the person as a permanent or requires a
fee be paid to the agency by the hiring employer as compensation.

towl0005 -at- gold -dot- tc -dot- umn -dot- edu

<>Scientific and Technical Communication junior <>
<>University of Minnesota College of Agriculture<>
<> Department of Rhetoric <>

On Fri, 16 Sep 1994, Richard Lippincott wrote:

> This posting may come under the category of "today's dumb question,", but....

> John Garison wrote about contracting from a perspective we rarely see. I
> have very little experience with contracting, but I'm open minded to the
> concept. I may be doing it again, some day.

> John mentioned the ethics of some situations:

> > It's considered unethical for a contractor to go to the client and
> >negotiate the agency out of the picture on a job that the agency
> >placed the contractor.

> I just want to make sure I understand what he means. I can figure out
> that it's wrong for the contractor to say to the client and say "Drop the
> middleman and pay me directly."

> My question: Does this also include situations where the client approaches
> the contractor and says "We are going to make this a permanent position,
> and we're offering you the job if you're interested." I imagine this happens,
> but I don't know anyone who has been in that situation. (Like I said, I've
> done very little contracting...)

> This is not a big issue in my life, I'm just curious and interested in
> opinions. (And ya know what they say, "Opinions are like noses, everyone
> has one.")

> Rick Lippincott
> I can send but not receive at work. Please send personal comments to:
> rjlippincott -at- delphi -dot- com

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