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The last contracting job I had (on a 1099 basis), the client
classified me as a project manager or something like that in order to
meet my rate requirement, which I guess was beyond what they allowed
for tech writers.
Though it was essentially a direct hire. The hiring manager contacted
me and then outsourced the contracting relationship to their usual
On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> It's pretty much commodity supply and demand in the US. In most cases, the
> clients tell the agency what they're willing to spend and then the agencies
> decide what rate to offer candidates. If they're unable to attract
> qualified candidates for the rate they offer, then they have to decide
> between cutting their markup by offering more to candidates or taking a pass
> at filling the contract. Very seldom do clients respond favorably to agency
> explanations that they have to pay more to get the people they need.
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