From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: Have you always dreamed of become a high payed consultant? We can show you how! 9182
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 00:27:37 -0500
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> On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 16:52:19 +0000, John Woodgate
> >I read in sci.electronics.design that Ken Taylor
> >wrote (in ) about 'Have you
> >always dreamed of become a high payed consultant? We can show you how!
> >9182', on Sat, 23 Nov 2002:
> >>> Becoming a highly-paid consultant is easy.
> >>> Learn your subject
> >>> Work like a slave in the industry for years.
> >>> Get a track record of success.
> >>> Write papers.
> >>> Present papers.
> >>> Speak at conferences.
> >>> Join all the regulatory committees that set strategy and standards for
> >>> the world.
> >>> Then, when everybody knows who you are, and believes what you have to
> >>> say, and trusts you to deliver something that really works, you can
> >>> become a consultant.
> >I've done all that and I'm still a LOWLY-paid consultant. (;-)
> Have you tried charging more? If so, what happened?
We hired an HPC a couple of years ago. He said he became *more*
in demand after he raised his rates. That said, he was well
worth the >$100/hr we paid.
Seagrams market share shot up after they increased their prices
too. Sometimes markets are fickle.