Subject: Rates
From: Anon TWer <anon_twer -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 23:11:23 -0500

I don't usually write like this, have been TWer long enough. Don't use this as my writing sample! These are the facts:
I left a job.
I was salary.
Hourly rate calculated @ $22.
Offered contract @ old job.
Old job wants 13 hours a week.
Hourly rate $22, same as salary hourly rate.

Tax person said, "Save 50% of net pay for taxes."
That would make it $11/hour.
I don't want that.
11 x 13 = 143 net pay
I want 50
25 x 13 = 325 net pay
I will work 9-1130 PM Sun through Thur.
I want the extra $ for extra things I want to buy and provide for my family.
I get up every day @ 6 AM.
That means 6-ish hours sleep.
53 hours/week
I'm young enough, can handle that.

What do I do?
1) Take 22 and make 143/week
2) Walk away
3) Counter with 44 so my actual take home is 286

Do you think countering lower than 44 is worth it in this situation?

Questioning ...


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