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zamzummim
30th January 2007, 14:49
I have had a conversation with a w@anker agent today, we have agreed on a rate before applying for a role, the client sees my CV and thinks I am more suitable for a more senior role I go to interview this morning, the client really likes me.

The agent calls and says the client really likes you, they want to offer you the job, but at a lower rate (£50 a day less than agreed ) than origianlly agreed :tantrum:... am so annoyed, I really do like that role and I think I will accept it jsut because its a step up for me, and gets me back into investment banking !

Numptycorner
30th January 2007, 14:50
I have had a conversation with a w@anker agent today, we have agreed on a rate before applying for a role, the client sees my CV and thinks I am more suitable for a more senior role I go to interview this morning, the client really likes me.

The agent calls and says the client really likes you, they want to offer you the job, but at a lower rate (£50 a day less than agreed ) than origianlly agreed :tantrum:... am so annoyed, I really do like that role and I think I will accept it jsut because its a step up for me, and gets me back into investment banking !

Hold out for what you agreed, it's just the agnet trying to make more money

ratewhore
30th January 2007, 14:51
bollocks - tell the pimp its the rate you want or you're off.

You can bet they're just trying to extend their margin...

:cool2:

EternalOptimist
30th January 2007, 14:54
Zam, I am starting to worry about you. You are coming across as a bit of a push-over.

Stick to the original rate. mate.




:rolleyes:

Ruprect
30th January 2007, 14:56
dont take it. demand the rate agreed. last time I sent the agent back when he tried the same thing and got the extra 50. investment banks don't like recruiting, so when they find someone they like they will pay the advertised rate as it is time and money for them to carry on recruiting. Hold out for the higher rate.

MarillionFan
30th January 2007, 14:57
Hes obviously a taker not a giver. :rolleyes:

The Lone Gunman
30th January 2007, 14:57
This is a game of poker. Do not crack.

Up the ante. You wnet in at a rate for a job, this is a more senior role. Ask for a comensurate (sp) rate.
Keep pushing.

BrilloPad
30th January 2007, 14:58
I say accept the rate - renew once and then move. Medium term move

DimPrawn
30th January 2007, 15:00
Tell the agent you have another offer on the table, but you prefer this one. They have to pay the rate or you'll accept the other (higher) offer.

Have balls!

ChimpMaster
30th January 2007, 15:13
You're right about IBs not wanted to go to market again if they have found someone they like. I went for an interview at a big one in London and they had interviewed several b4 me with no luck, but liked me but my rate was 40% higher than advertised -- and they paid it.

So if it's an IB that this role is with, they won't be skimping over 50 quid.