[snip] Jay, I think I you misunderstood my point. I didn't see a problem with omitting the salary, as I felt it was implicit in your description. >From your response, though, if you are truly trying to come off as flexible, you may wish to be more explicit about that. I did not get that impression at all in your description, except that you had a desperate need and might take someone slightly underqualified. [/snip] I knew that you agreed with my point (thank you!), which is why I decided to follow this line of the thread. In my rush to get this out there I didn't emphasize any flexibility at all, which was my bad. Ah well, it has been an interesting discussion and I know see that there is a definite dividing line.