Do you keep your rate to yourself - or share it? Do you keep your rate to yourself - or share it?
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    Default Do you keep your rate to yourself - or share it?

    And if you share it, who to?

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    I was just thinking about this.

    Personally I never share it at client co, not even with what appears to be "mate" contractors.

    I know what the market pays and I know how to get what I believe is the best possible rate. Other people tend to lie or manipulate and it can cause some serious problems with hiring clients.
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    Its Humungus I don't mind sharing that!
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    I don't tell anyone my rate except my missus, and I don't tell her the truth.
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    I'm on £750 pd btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGorilla View Post
    And if you share it, who to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    I'm on £7.50 pd btw.
    Damn good rate sir!

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    That question tends to be 'how much of a chump are you?'

    Cos market rates are pretty fixed, you should know what someone earns from where they work and what they do (if they're a software dev at least).

    Any variation I would just rate them on the chump-o-meter.

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