[thelist] show of hands...

Ben Henick persist1 at io.com
Thu May 9 18:14:00 CDT 2002

On Thu, 9 May 2002, Martin wrote:

> However, if you do specialise, you stand a *way* better chance of
> getting subcontracting work and/or getting onto *really* big
> gigs with daily rates you'll love.

I wasn't intending to disparage specialists or the rates they earn, when I
made my original comment... my sole intent was to suggest the benefits of

Of course, it's not for everybody.

> *Lots* of big clients routinely job stuff out to specialists,
> either directly or through their main roster agency (which
> they may or may not be aware of - sometimes the agency
> will keep it quiet).

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.  Eugh.

'Course, the money is only one of the reasons I'm in it.  The "temptation
to charge only what you need to live on" to which I referred in my earlier
discussing of overhead is one with which I sadly have a surfeit of
experience... precisely because I tend to care more about the work than I
do about the compensation.  (I guess I'm weird that way.)

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