[UPHPU] Freelance Opportunity Starting ASAP
merrilr at sostechnical.com
Mon Dec 4 16:39:24 MST 2006
> I dislike working through agencies/head-hunters/people-finders/brokers
> because I like getting paid for all of what my work is worth. If company X
> is willing to pay $50/hr (for example) for my work, then I don't want to
> get paid $45/hr (for example) with $5/hr going to the place that
> introduced us. I don't think the value of their introduction depends on
> every hour of work I do for them from now until whenever. If I'm worth
> $50/hr, then I'd like to get paid $50/hr, not something less.
I can agree to this in principle, but if you extend the equation further it
doesn't work any longer.
For example: If you work for a small company X and you are one of two
programmers who develop software for them that they sell... and they
generate, oh, $1M in profits from the sales of that software, how much do
you deserve? According to your statement above, there are two of you and
you obviously are worth $500K each. Meanwhile that leaves all the
salespeople and marketing and finance, etc, out of the loop because they
created the infrastructure of a company that really didn't do anything
except simply "introduced" your software to the clients who bought it.
(BTW, they also introduced you to all the clients who didn't buy it, too)
I can see some disdain to feeling like a fee is being "taken out" of your
worth, but look at it the other way. If you want $50/hr, and you are
getting paid $50/hr, and someone who connected you with the opportunity that
you want, at the rate you want is getting some too--why is that bad?
Now, if you WANT $50/hr and you're getting $45, then that's different.
Likewise, if you want $55/hr or $100/hr, and someone can get it for you, is
that worth them getting a piece of the pie as well?
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