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I'd like to check out this survey, but an AltaVista search gave me 10,000
hits on "Lone Star" and a second search on "lonestar.com" gave me 100
hits. Could you please provide the correct URL? Thanks.
GuyI -at- corpmail -dot- follett -dot- com
From: TECHWR-L[SMTP:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 1997 10:00
Subject: Agent and agency commission disclosures
I'm not an independant, so I've hesitated to get involved in this
discsussion, but I find it shocking that agencies seem to be taking 40%
50% of fees for contractors they place.
As someone who occasionally hires contractors, I have difficulty seeing
they provide THAT MUCH value for the cost. (I use agencies - espcially
small ones who know their people well. When I am hiring outside of my own
expertise, their ability to help "vet" prospects can be
it is "valuable" --- at some more reasonable markup.)
For a really depressing view of this statistically, visit the Lone Star
site, and take a look at their survey results, which clearly show that
those working through an agency make less than those who do not. In my
life (as a theatrical lighting designer) the agent's pitch was that they
could get you more and better work, so that the commission would be
absorbed in the EXTRA dollars you were making!