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Date:         Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:26:13 -0400
Reply-To:     Cleo DeLeon <cleopatradeleon@EARTHLINK.NET>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Cleo DeLeon <cleopatradeleon@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject:      Re: A SAS related employment question

I have been following this thread for a little while now... Based on the reading I have come up with some similar questions (or perhaps I could use some help with my poor reading comprehension).

HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION: If you apply direct to a company, and are not hired, but a recruiter approaches you to work for the same company... and this company is suddenly very interested, is it kosher to remind the company that you just applied independently a few weeks ago? Does this step on the recruiter's toes a little bit? Is this a good idea?

Great info PD and respondents... Your advice and shared experiences are appreciated!


On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:18:40 -0400, Steve Raimi <steven.raimi@GM.COM> wrote:

>On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 05:54:56 -0700, PD <sophe88@YAHOO.COM> wrote: > >>I was under the impression (I have not seen the contract yet) that the >>staffing company may take a big cut from the pay I got from BW and I >>will end up nowhere near the figure on the table now. I have been shy >>enough not to ask the blunt question "how much is going to be your >>take?". I don't have experience before. I have always been in direct >>employment, with or without a recruiter in between. Have never been in >>this "third party relay". The real question is: should I expect a >>contract from the staffing company that specifies its take in my >>salary? If yes, how much % is it, usually? >> >>I know with a recruiter in, it may just cost me some one-time >>relocation allowance or signing bonus. I will probably still get the >>140K. I care less to switch jobs quickly. So the prospect that the >>staffing company has to later put me somewhere else is not very >>attractive to me. >> >>Thanks. > >You're fortunate to know the bank's offered salary. Just ask the staffing >company what they themselves will be paying you - and if that is net of >their compensation (that's what they should be quoting). You needn't be >afraid to ask about the staffing company's compensation. If they're >reluctant to tell you, they'll have some politic way of answering your >concerns without giving information they don't want to. At this sort of >compensation level, they certainly have to treat you as a professional. >FWIW, I've worked both ways (direct for a bank, then for consulting >companies placed in a variety of industries). Overall, I'd find out the >facts from the staffing company, then I'd probably go with the direct hire >(since you've said you're not attracted to the re-placement possibilities >that contracting/consulting offers). Good luck to ya! > >Steve Raimi >GMAC Insurance (through a consulting co., BTW)

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