From: Don Pearce
Subject: Re: Have you always dreamed of become a high payed consultant? We can show you how! 9182
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 18:23:22 +0000
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On Sun, 24 Nov 2002 18:07:33 GMT, Jim Thompson
>On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 00:27:37 -0500,
>Keith R. Williams ,
>In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.cad,
>Entitled: "Re: Have you always dreamed of become a high payed
>consultant? We can show you how! 9182",
>Wrote the following:
>|In article ,
>|> 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.
>I was actually hired for a task once, where the owner of the company
>said they picked me because I *was* the highest bidder, by an enormous
>ratio, so they figured I must know what I was doing ;-)
>I bid $35/hour (this was a *very* long time ago), the next bidder
>below me bid $10/hour!
> ...Jim Thompson
This all sounds so familiar. I was recently approached to do a job
that nobody in his right mind would go and do. I put in a bid that I
hoped would rule me out (£2500 per day) and got the job. I had to go
and do it, and it lasted 40 days. I got back alive (just), but very
sick - just now starting to recover a month later.
Was it worth it? Buggered if I can work it out!