Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:26:13 -0400
Reply-To: Cleo DeLeon <cleopatradeleon@EARTHLINK.NET>
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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).
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
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.
>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!
>GMAC Insurance (through a consulting co., BTW)