Company Sacked IT Contractor George
A company sacked IT Contractor, George, and he shares his experience here with you.
I got a contract with a major company, my best rate so far.
However two months into the contract they have given me my notice.
I find this quite disgusting, why did they agree to the rate in this first place?
I did offer to bring my rate down to match the other contractors; but they refused, apparently I am earning 20% more than the others!
Also they have offered me a permanent position.
Dr. McLaughlin‘s IT Contractor Surgery
Yes, I know the feeling.
I was always a good negotiator and throughout my career I got good rates and good uplifts at renewals.
However, when clients are looking to cut down on the number of contractors, they often just get rid of the higher paid ones and keep the lower paid ones.
It happened to me several times.
Below Market Rates
Whereas my brother was always on or below the market rate but was continually working.
It‘s a dilemma!
One likes to be on as much money as one can but, as we know, staying in work is the most important thing for the successful contractor.
This company sacked IT Contractor George for earning too much.
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