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 generalization. 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.) -- Ben Henick Web Author At-Large Managing Editor http://www.io.com/persist1/ http://www.digital-web.com/ persist1 at io.com bmh at digital-web.com -- "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid." "We will disguise ourselves as a cow." "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"